The Bluest Eye

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Toni Morrison
Age Group:
14 and up
Publisher:
Vintage
ISBN:
978-0307278449
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

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.

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