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

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Its about racism and how African American girls compared themselves to the white girls. Having blue eyes means beauty.

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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.

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Morrison’s ‘Bluest Eye’ Joins Wide Range of Books Challenged in Alabama Schools

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

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The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's g...

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