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2015 Diversity Reading Challenge

I think I have now read ALL of Toni Morrison’s Books.

Toni Morrison has been around a while. And her work has inspired many discussions, arguments, and probably, homework assignments.  It had been a while since I’d read anything of Morrison’s and although her works are great, they, unfortunately for me, contain ghosts, which as you know, scare me because I’m a chicken.

MorrisonCollage

This collage only represents the books that I remember reading. It is not meant to be conclusive.

Morrison’s books generally take place in mid century America. In a time when civil rights where either just about to happen or are in progress.  Her heroines and heroes are full of life and characters and flaws, and just like us all, have dreams of a better life.  The human condition is the same in all of us, which I guess is a common thread in Morrison’s work.

I read Home this weekend and I loved it. Morrison’s writing will make you think about what home means and what it is to be a family. I didn’t find the action in Home to be as tumultuous and as ghost filled as her other works, but the resonating message is still there: I am a person.

Any and every Toni Morrison book qualifies for the Diversity Challenge! Have you read any of the nobel laureate’s books?  Which one(s)?

Also? Her books have frequently been on the Banned Books list. Know which ones?

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.