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from The Huffington Post

50 Books That Every African American Should Read

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from MadameNoire

Still Got That On The Shelf: Books Every Black Girl Read Back In The Day

I had my class read this book when I was teaching high school English Lit... They loved it!!

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from The Huffington Post

18 Books That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

18 Books That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women 1. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison "The Bluest Eye helped me to realize that I was truly beautiful -- both inside and out -- in spite of society's standards." - Dana Oliver, Senior Beauty Editor

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from Brain Pickings

The First Ads for Famous Books

First ad for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, 1970 - from Read Me, by New York Times book critic Dwight Garner (via Brain Pickings)

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from Cinealliance.fr

Adieu Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole in the film that made him famous. He had the bluest eyes.

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from TIME.com

10 Questions for Toni Morrison

"If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it."-Toni Morrison

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'The Bluest Eye' Toni Morrison's first novel, heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. 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. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways…

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from Bloglovin’

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (A Sea of Quotes)

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye---> "I gave up being sad a long time ago. Being sad doesn't give you anything; it just makes you tired and weak. Anger feeds you."

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