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The Bluest Eye

By: Toni Morrison
Published: 1994, ©1970
Pages: 215
Total Copies: 15
Genre:  Fiction | Historical Fiction | Cultural, African American | Regional, Midwest

Description: Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Morrison began her career with this novel, heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl of eleven. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America.