I’m shocked and disappointed that I did not discover Toni Morrison, an American novelist until my sophomore year of college. How is that possible, especially with the novel and movie, Beloved, one of her most notable works. The first book I read from her was, The Bluest Eye. Immediately, I was in awe with how real, and how genuine she was. She discussed and wrote things that people don’t normally say aloud. I was intrigued by her bravery to be unapologetically raw. It is because of her that I attempt to stay true to my thoughts and dare to write the words I’d otherwise be timid to speak in person. Recently, I read her latest novel, God Help the Child. It isn’t one my favorites from her, but I still appreciate her style of writing. Not only is this woman an incredible writer, but an exceptional motivational speaker too. Her books, her ideologies have been quite controversial lately, but I love and admire how she remains true to herself, regardless of opinions. She knows what she wants, and who she is, not only as a person, but as a writer and she does not bend for anyone. I want to be more like her when I grow up. ; ) What are your favorite pieces from Toni Morrison?
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