Tuesday, February 17, 2009

This Day in History: Toni Morrison

Today marks the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning writer Toni Morrison, born in 1931. This famous author is best known for her novels Beloved and The Bluest Eye. Her most recent work, A Mercy, was just published in 2008. Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 and was then awarded the Nobel Prize in 1993, making Morrison the first black woman to win the prestigious award. This photo of Ms. Morrison accepting the Nobel Prize was taken from the African American Experience database. Many more resources about Toni Morrison are available at the NCC Libraries, including a number of her works in both print and audiobook format.

Books by Toni Morrison:

Beloved
PS 3563 .O8749 B433 1998 Stacks
Also available on audiobook.

Paradise
PS 3563 .O8749 P37 1998 Stacks, Main and Monroe
Also available on audiobook.

The Bluest Eye
PS 3563 .O8749 B55 1993 Stacks
Also available on audiobook.

Jazz
PS 3563 .O8749 J38 1992 Stacks
Also available on audiobook.

Tar Baby
PS 3563 .O8749 T37 1987 Stacks

Song of Solomon
PS 3563 .O8749 S65 Stacks

Sula
PS 3563 .O8749 S8 Stacks
Also available on audiobook.


Books about Toni Morrison:

The World of Toni Morrison: A Guide to Characters and Places in Her Novels
by Gloria G. Roberson
PS 3563 .O8749 Z844 2003 Stacks

Quiet as It's Kept: Shame, Trauma and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison
by J. Brooks Bouson
PS 3563 .O8749 Z57 2000 Stacks

Toni Morrison (from Bloom's Major Novelists series)
by Harold Bloom
PS 3563 .O8749 Z894 2000 Stacks

Toni Morrison: A Critical Companion
by Missy Dehn Kubitschek
PS 3563 .O8749 Z75 1998 Stacks

Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism
by David L. Middleton
PS 3563 .O8749 Z915 1997 Stacks

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