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18 Books That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

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

from the Guardian

Toni Morrison: 'I want to feel what I feel. Even if it's not happiness'

Toni Morrison “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”


The Bluest Eye

With its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment, "The Bluest Eye" remains one of Toni Morrison's most powerful, unforgettable novels--and a significant work of American fiction.

from MadameNoire

Still Got That On The Shelf: Books Every Black Girl Read Back In The Day

I had my class read this book when I was teaching high school English Lit... They loved it!!


"What will be your summer-wildlife highlight? A dawn chorus combining birds of woodland and wetland? Lying in a meadow of orchids and ox-eye daisies? A boat trip to an offshore island where puffins peer curiously at you? Or a dune tiger beetle, scurrying along the sand beneath the bluest of summer skies? This book celebrates the special, the rare and the spectacular." A Summer of British Wildlife by James Lowen #100dayswild

from Brain Pickings

The First Ads for Famous Books

First ad for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, 1970 - from Read Me, by New York Times book critic Dwight Garner (via Brain Pickings)

from the Guardian

Shirley Temple Black- a life in pictures

Shirley Temple, 1934. A distant cousin. Family archive has an illustration of her by BFJ. He thought Grace looked just like her. Grace & Shirley are the same age.