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The Bluest Eye by Morrison, Toni

The Bluest Eye


Toni Morrison

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

Binding Type: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 05/08/2007
ISBN: 9780307278449
Pages: 206
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.80d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 36938 / Bluest Eye
Reading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Upper Grade / Point Value: 8