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Eclectic Book Club: The Bluest Eye

Morrison's debut novel, The Bluest Eye, explores the impact of racism and poverty on adolescent Pecola Breedlove. Surrounded by images of white icons--Shirley Temple, Mary Jane, and the classic family from Dick and Jane readers--Pecola is tormented by both her family and peers. Alcoholism, rape, and humiliation drive her into the relative safety of madness where she finally finds the only bit of self-worth, believing her eyes are truly the bluest.

Book Club Info
Title: 
The Bluest Eye
Author: 
Toni Morrison
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Event Info
Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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