The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman

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By Ernest J.Gaines
Publisher Doubleday
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
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Miss Jane Pittman. She is one of the most unforgettable heroines in American fiction, a woman whose life has come to symbolize the struggle for freedom, dignity, and justice. Ernest J. Gainess nowclassic novelwritten as an autobiographyspans one hundred years of Miss Janes remarkable life, from her childhood as a slave on a Louisiana plantation to the Civil Rights era of the 1960s. It is a story of courage and survival, history, bigotry, and hopeas seen through the eyes of a woman who lived through it all. A historical tour de force, a triumph of fiction, Miss Janes eloquent narrative brings to life an important story of race in Americaand stands as a landmark work for our time.

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86560 words86,560 words
245 pages245 pages
Lexile 710LLexile 710L
Grade 7 to 12Grade 7 to 12
Age 12-17Age 12-17
Published 1987Published 1987

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