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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 17/12/2005
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780393327649