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Author Mary Barrow's "Small Moments"

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Mary Barrow was just a child when her family moved from Tennessee to New Jersey. She had no inkling that the next several years would see the Civil Rights movement take root in America. Yet her nanny, Amelia, keeps her informed of major developments. Amelia was an African-American nanny and somewhat of an anachronism in 1960's New Jersey. Barrow's book, "Small Moments: A Child's Memories of the Civil Rights Movement," is a chronicle of her life growing up with Amelia, and what she learned of the rapidly-changing world of the 1960's.