Join us for our discussion of Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize winning book The Bluest Eye as we honor Banned Books Week. To register please email Kiki at firstname.lastname@example.org. Copies are available at the reference desk for check out.
Banned and challenged because it depicts child sexual abuse and was considered sexually explicit.
Tells the story of black, eleven-year old Pecola Breedlove. She prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blonde, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom, Pecola's life changes in painful, devastating ways.