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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Nobel and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Toni Morrison’s debut novel has been met with controversy over the decades due to its unblinking portrayals of racism, inequality, and sexual violence. The Bluest Eye follows the lives of two young Black girls in a small Ohio town in the 1940s. The engrossing novel reflects the harsh realities of its time and place, but Morrison’s lyrical writing and powerful empathy for her characters shine bright. The result is a sobering yet ultimately hopeful vision of how Black women are taught to see themselves and others.
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the bluest eye
This book looks at black women but in reality it is a picture of all women in the world who arrived in America and began a new life with a man and the wish to have a family. There were always the class differences and many of the women ’s first job was working as a domestic -hating their poverty and wishing for the finer things in life. The american dream was made from this myth no matter what the color of your skin —poverty is poverty and sorrowful situations arise in lower societies. A boring replica of life !!