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I Love You the Purplest
Barbara M. Joosse

Chronicle Books, 1996

Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in ...


Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy

Routledge, 1996

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (Bloom's Guides)

Chelsea House Pub (L), 2009

"The Bluest Eye" is one of Toni Morrison's most powerful novels. The Nobel laureate's debut is the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she can resemble the children who live in a world that is barred to her. This guide to "The Bluest Eye" features excerpts of critical essays, an annotated bibliography, an index, and an introduction from esteemed professor Harold Bloom.


Reading Oprah
Cecilia Konchar Farr

State University of New York Press, 2004

Oprah’s Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah's Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors—but, how did Oprah change the way America reads and values books? Reading Oprah suggests that Oprah initiated an all-important mantra—trust readers. Not only did the public start reading accessible novels, but they also ...


The Bluest Eye; Beloved; Jazz
Toni Morrison

Quality Paperback Book Club, 1998

Three-in-One collection of Toni Morrison's best-selling novels.


Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? (Words Are CATegorical ®)

Millbrook Press, 2013

What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable explain how these forms of adjectives compare nouns, through the cleverest rhymes and illustrations that are sillier than ever. Each comparative or superlative word is printed in color for easier identification. Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: ...


Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison (Confronting the Text, Confronting the World)
Karen F. Stein

Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2009

Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison draws on contemporary scholarship and Morrison’s own commentary to explicate all of her novels published to date, including her 2008 novel A Mercy . Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize winner, is an unabashedly confrontational author. Her profound and complex novels address problems such as slavery, violence, poverty, and sexual abuse. Morrison’s work encompasses a project of total cultural renewal: ...


Burnin' Down the House: Home in African American Literature
Valerie Sweeney Prince

Columbia University Press, 2004

Home is a powerful metaphor guiding the literature of African Americans throughout the twentieth century. While scholars have given considerable attention to the Great Migration and the role of the northern city as well as to the place of the South in African American literature, few have given specific notice to the site of "home." And in the twenty years since Houston A. Baker Jr.'s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature appeared, no ...


The Bluest Eye Publisher: Knopf
Toni Morrison, 1993

This is one of Oprah Winfrey's book club and is about a young black girl in America who loves blue eyes and feels she needs to have blue eyes to be beautiful, noticed and loved.


Sapphire's Literary Breakthrough: Erotic Literacies, Feminist Pedagogies, Environmental Justice Perspectives

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

This thoughtful collection explores the writing of provocative poet, author, and performance artist Sapphire. Like James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and other important writers, Sapphire challenges narratives that limit human imagination and possibility. PUSH, and its award-winning film adaptation Precious, have sparked national debate about the intentions and responsibilities of black literature and cinema. Sapphire's Literary ...


The Bluest Eye (A Play)
Lydia Diamond

Dramatic Pub Co, 2007

Book by Lydia Diamond


Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism (Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture)

Routledge, 1999

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


What Else But Love?
Philip M. Weinstein

Columbia University Press, 1996

Weinstein investigates the stories blacks and whites, men and women, tell about each other through the work of two quintessential American novelists: William Faulkner and and Toni Morrison. Exploring deep-rooted understandings of race and gender and describing how differently their "Americanness" resonates in both writers' works, What Else But Love? considers the legacy of slavery in a variety of ways, from the meaning of mammies and mothers ...


The Girl: Constructions of the Girl in Contemporary Fiction by Women

Palgrave Macmillan, 1998

The image of The Girl in contemporary fiction by women today stands in stark contrast to configurations of girlhood in earlier fiction. No longer banished to the realms of the Victorian "marriage or death" plots, girls in contemporary fiction embrace new challenges and freedoms while still struggling with plots centered on their bodies, societal limitations, and the price for freedom and escape. This unique collection tackles the contemporary ...




BLUEST EYE.A novel that explore what it means to be a young black woman in a society that recognizes only white standards of beauty... SULA. Tells the story of two friends and rivals over their decades together in a part of town called the Bottom... SONG OF SALOMON.A haunting portrait of African-American family life in which a young woman meets a family whose last name is Dead...


THE BLUEST BLOOD an Amanda Pepper Mystery (Book Club Edition)
Gillian Roberts

Ballantine Books, 1898

Book Club Edition


The Bluest Eye: Shmoop Literature Guide

Shmoop University Inc, 2010

Take your understanding of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison to a whole new level, anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning learning guides are now available on your favorite eBook reader. Shmoop eBooks are like a trusted, fun, chatty, expert literature-tour-guide always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night) ...


Bluest Eyes in Texas
S.A. Tadej

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012

After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart. Both are tortured and tormented by the gut wrenching pain that ...


Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing (The Griot Project Book Series)

Bucknell University Press, 2012

Toni Morrison, the only living American Nobel laureate in literature, published her first novel in 1970. In the ensuing forty plus years, Morrison’s work has become synonymous with the most significant literary art and intellectual engagements of our time. The publication of Home (May 2012), as well as her 2011 play Desdemona affirm the range and acuity of Morrison’s imagination. Toni Morrison: Forty Years in The Clearing enables ...



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