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  1. 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

  2. Lorain, Ohio

  3. attended Howard University and later Cornell • has taught at several universities • is divorced and has two sons • 1988 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction

  4. HER NOVELS • The Bluest Eye 1972 • Sula 1974 • Song Of Solomon 1977 • Beloved 1987

  5. a ghost story a jigsaw puzzle a work of historical fiction ? a mystery

  6. … 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