18 Books That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women 1. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison "The Bluest Eye helped me to realize that I was truly beautiful -- both inside and out -- in spite of society's standards." - Dana Oliver, Senior Beauty Editor
'The Bluest Eye' Toni Morrison's first novel, heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's hometown of Lorain, Ohio, it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom. Pecola's life does change- in painful, devastating ways.
The book The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison should be on every booklover's reading list. The Award Winner Author cuts open the existence of both internalized and externalized racism in America and laid it bare and exposed at our feet. Must read Black History Month Padmore Culture