Coming of Age in Mississippi - Study Guide Art 2: Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Anne Moody
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Anne arrives in Baton Rouge expecting to make big money working for the white folks in town. However, her first job turns sour when the family can only afford to pay her three dollars a day and then leaves town without paying Anne for two weeks worth of work. A friend of Anne's gets her a job working in Ourso's Department Store. Anne has to lie about her age in order to get the position, but since she does such excellent work, her employers never question her. Another woman working at the store befriends Anne and Anne tells her the truth about her age. The following day Anne is dismissed from work and she realizes that the woman was jealous and was trying to get Anne fired.

When Anne returns to Centreville, she has new school clothes and sixty-five dollars in her pocket...

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