The Bluest Eye
by Toni Morrison
- Voted #38 of the Top 100 Books of the 20th Century
- 1 Time AALBC.com Bestselling Book!
- A 2000 Oprah Book Club Selection
Publication Date: May 08, 2007
List Price: $14.00
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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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.
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