Coming of Age in Mississippi

why do you think Anne Moody entitles her autobiography, Coming od Age In Mississippi? What dose Moody want you to think about with this title? Did you notice she points to a particular U.S. State?

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Coming of Age as a phrase means to move from innocence into awareness and reality. This not only happens as she moves into adolesence, putting aside her childhood for adulthood, but it is also a growing awareness of the injustice surrounding her, especially toward persons of color.