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Macnolia: Poems
by A. Van Jordan

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    Format: Paperback
    Classification: Poetry
    Page Count: 144
    ISBN13: 9780393327649
    Imprint: W. W. Norton & Company
    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
    Parent Company: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.

    Book Description:
    "Jordan is a wizard at capturing vernacular in both conventional forms and his own invention." —Black Issues Book Review In 1936, teenager MacNolia Cox became the first African American finalist in the National Spelling Bee Competition. Supposedly prevented from winning, the precocious child who dreamed of becoming a doctor was changed irrevocably. Her story, told in a poignant nonlinear narrative, illustrates the power of a pivotal moment in a life.

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