July Book Circle
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
zoom (address coming soon!)
This month, we honor the great Toni Morrison and explore her first novel, The Bluest Eye.
Set in the 1940s in Morrison's hometown of Lorain,Ohio, The Bluest Eye tells the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young Black girl who prays for beauty every day. 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.
A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.