The bluest eye

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New York : Knopf :, 1993.
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215 pages ; 20 cm.
Reading Level
Level 5.2, 8 Points
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The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, T. (1993). The bluest eye (1st Knopf ed.). Knopf :.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. 1993. The Bluest Eye. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye Knopf, 1993.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye 1st Knopf ed., Knopf :, 1993.

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