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Title:
Toni Morrison : the magic of words
Author:
Haskins, James, 1941-2005.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 6.0 1.0 48788.
ISBN:
9780761318064
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

In November 1993, Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for literature.Morrison was the first African American woman to win this prize.In Gateway biography of Toni Morrison, readers will learn about Toni Morrison's childhood and her inspiration she uses in her award winning books.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 4-6. Part of the Gateway Biography series, this photo-essay is written at a much lower reading level and for a much younger audience than Morrison's novels. But Haskins writes without condescension, and he includes fascinating information in a clear, direct style with short sentences, lots of black-and-white photographs, and personal quotes from Morrison herself about her life and work. He discusses her childhood, her career as an editor (highlighting her encouragement of black women writers), and he gives a very brief outline of each of her books and its critical reception, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved. Of course, the climax comes when she is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, the first African American to win it. Readers will make readers think about black history, black writers, and, especially black women writers. A good choice for older reluctant readers and for use in adult literacy classes. Includes brief chapter notes for direct quotes. --Hazel Rochman


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This introductory biography is well organized, attractive, and inspiring. While chronicling the writer's life, Haskins also gives readers a glimpse into the times in which she has lived, providing a clear sense of her challenges and motivations. The volume is slim but packed with black-and-white and full-color photographs that include the public library Morrison frequented as a child in Lorain, OH, her days at Howard University, and her acceptance of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. An informative choice.-Kate McLean, DeKalb County Public Library, Tucker, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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