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The bluest eye: a novel

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New York Times BestsellerPecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing."You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You'll be glad you read them."—Barack Obama

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New York Times Bestseller
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.
"You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You'll be glad you read them."—Barack Obama

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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Fiction
African Americans -- Ohio -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Fiction
Girls -- Fiction
Girls -- Ohio -- Fiction
Ohio -- Fiction
Self-acceptance -- Fiction
title_displayThe bluest eye
title_fullThe Bluest Eye
The bluest eye / Toni Morrison ; with a new afterword by the author
The bluest eye / Toni Morrison, with a new afterword by the author
The bluest eye / by Toni Morrison
The bluest eye : a novel / Toni Morrison ; [with a foreword by the author]
title_shortThe bluest eye
title_suba novel
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African Americans
Fiction
Girls
Literature
Self-acceptance
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