Toni Morrison...one of my favorite authors and quite frankly a PHENOMENAL woman. Her birth name is Chloe...my daughter's name is Khloe. I hope to raise my daughters to be strong, independent, phenomenal women like Toni. Beloved was the first book I read, when I was fifteen...let's just say I had no clue what I had gotten myself into. I re-read it when I was eighteen and then I understood the power that is Toni...that is literature.