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How Do You Spell Unfair?

How Do You Spell Unfair?

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From a multi-award-winning pair comes a deeply affecting portrait of determination against discrimination: the story of young spelling champion MacNolia Cox.

MacNolia Cox was no ordinary kid.
Her idea of fun was reading the dictionary.

In 1936, eighth grader MacNolia Cox won Akron's spelling bee, becoming the first African American to do so. She was then invited to the National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC. Though she left Ohio a celebrity, she encountered prejudice and segregation in Maryland. Carole Boston Weatherford and Frank Morrison tell the story of her groundbreaking achievement in How Do You Spell Unfair? with an epilogue on her further history.
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