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TONI MORRISON • born February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio • grandfather was born a slave • her family lost their land and were forced to work in the mines and mills of the industrialized North
attended Howard University and later Cornell • has taught at several universities • is divorced and has two sons • 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction
HER NOVELS • The Bluest Eye 1972 • Sula 1974 • Song Of Solomon 1977 • Beloved 1987
a ghost story a jigsaw puzzle a work of historical fiction ? a mystery
… one of the best books for young adults written in the 1980s… … more suited for advanced students due to the complexity of the plot and the mature subject matter