WebQuest for The Bluest Eye - Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in Lorain,
Ohio in 1931. Ironically, The Bluest Eye takes place in Lorain, Ohio
in 1941 and is told from the perspective of a ten year old girl. Many say
that this may be a semi-autobiographical novel. However, when she was still
very young, Morrison and her parents moved to the North to escape Southern
racism, so she grew up relatively unscarred from the extreme racism in the
South. Morrison grew up reading author's ranging from Jane Austen to Leo
Tolstoy. Morrison has taught at four different universities in the United
States. She has written 6 major novels, as well as two plays and numerous
essays. Morrison was granted the Pulitzer prize for literature in 1988 for
her novel, Beloved, which was based on the story of Margaret Garner,
an African-American slave woman. She was then was awarded the Nobel Prize
for literature in 1993, she was the first black woman to receive this
honor. A major theme that runs through her novels is that of growing up
poor, black and female in America. She is currently a professor at
Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.
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