From Up From Slavery By Booker T. Washington

From the time when I could remember anything, I had been called simply 'Booker.' Before going to school it had never occurred to me that it was needful or appropriate to have an additional name. When I heard the school-roll called, I noticed that all the children had at least two names, and some of them indulged in what seem to me that they had three. I was deep perplexity, because I knew that the teacher would demand f me at least two names, and I only had one. By the time the occasion came for the enrolling of my name, an idea occured to me which I thought would make me equal to the situation; and so when my teacher asked me what my full name was, I calmly told him 'Booker Washington,' as if I had been called by that name all my life; and by that name I have since been known. Later in my life I found my mother had given me the name of ' Booker Taliaferro' soon after I was born, but in some way that part of my name seemed to disappear and for a long while was forgotten, but as soon as I found out about it I revived it, and made my full name 'Booker Taliaferro Washington' I think there are not many men in our country who had the privilege of naming themselves in the way I did.

Question: What form of nonfiction is this most likely from?
My answer: A biography because Booker is saying the words "I" So he is talking about giving himself that name. So my answer is A biography.

Am i correct?

Q: The author of this passage
A: Is proud of the descion he had made in his youth.

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  1. I agree.

  2. sorry if I misspelled some words..

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  3. Thank you Ms. Sue!

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  4. You're very welcome, SunShines.

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