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Many writers are influenced by the life they live and the world around them, and Miltona Mirkin Cade is no different. Miltona Mirkin Cade was influenced by the black community and women’s organizations. (www.fembio.org)

Milton Mirkin Cade was born on March 25, 1939 in New York City. As a child she spent most of her years with her mother, Helen Brent Henderson, and her brother, Walter. She and her family moved often but she came to call the communities of New York City and New Jersey home. (www.answers.com)

Miltona Mirkin Cade would later change her name to Toni Cade Bambara. The reason she changed her name? Atop the reason that many writers generally change their names from their birth names, Bambara adopted the name after she had run across her great-grandmother’s sketchbook, which had the name Bambara etched into it. (www.novelguide.com)

She was a smart young woman, she graduated high school six months early, and she had a bright future ahead of her. After finishing high school she attended Queens College and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Theater Arts/ English. This is where her writing career really started; while she was in college she published her first short story, “Sweet Town.” Bambara then did some traveling, in 1962, she would return to finish a Master’s degree in Modern American Fiction at New York City College. (www.fembio.com) (www.answers.com)

A woman of many talents, Miltona Cade was an editor, teacher, writer, cultural and community worker, activist, feminist, and filmmaker. Toni Bambara’s many jobs and talents influenced her writing. While teaching at a city college in 1965, she directed the “Theater of the Black Experience,” along with many other projects. While doing all this she also managed...

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  • Analyzes how miltona mirkin cade was influenced by the black community and women's organizations.
  • Explains that milton mirkin cade was born on march 25, 1939 in new york city. she spent most of her years with her mother, helen brent henderson, and her brother, walter.
  • Explains that miltona mirkin cade later changed her name to toni c. bambara. she adopted the name after she ran across her great-grandmother's sketchbook.
  • Describes how bambara graduated high school six months early and had a bright future ahead of her.
  • Describes miltona cade as an editor, teacher, writer, cultural and community worker, activist, feminist, and filmmaker. toni bambara's many jobs and talents influenced her writing.
  • Explains that toni bambara's parents were major influences in her pursuit of writing. they wanted her to pursue a future that made her happy.
  • Explains that toni bambara's parents were a major influence, but they weren't the only ones who influenced her most.
  • Analyzes how the moral of "the lesson" is that people can teach through their own experiences. miss moore is trying to teach sylvia and her friends through her own words and books, which did not bring them joy.
  • Explains that sylvia hated miss moore's "nappy hair and proper speech," college education, and the way she dressed. she had traveled, seen parts of the world and had experiences that she had never seen and may never see.
  • Analyzes how the writer bdugan summarizes the story as; when one learns a lesson that opens their eyes to the world, they can interpret it in different ways. they can choose to accept that life is not as great as they had believed it to be.
  • Analyzes how miltona mirkin cade bambara inspired herself by her writing. she drew inspiration from the black community and women's organizations.
  • Cites novelguide's "toni cade bambara." frauen-biographieforschung | fembio.org. aalbc.com the #1 site for african american literature.
  • Describes toni cade bambara's biography from answers.com.
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