Barack Obama dropped his summer reading list and said “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.”
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s 11 novels, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved, achieved that rare, beautiful combination of being both canonical works of literature and human stories that have stayed close to readers’ hearts: Via @CNN #ToniMorisson
Toni Morrison's debut novel, "The Bluest Eye" (1970), made an immediate impact, landing with all the subtlety of a meteor, if a meteor could come from one’s own planet.
The Bluest Eye Sula Song of Solomon Tar Baby Beloved These are just a few of Author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's work. She was a brilliant writer who shared heartbreaking and poignant stories about Blackness in America. May her soul rest in peace.
Today we remember Toni Morrison. From her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," Morrison wrote about the African American experience and issues of exclusion and belonging. She was the first black woman to become a Nobel laureate. 📸: Helen Marcus, @NPG