Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison


Toni Morrison was the first black woman to receive a Novel Prize award. In 1970 Toni Morrison wrote her first book called ?The Bluest Eye? which soon after gaining the attention of both critics and a wider audience for epic power, unerring ear for dialogue and her poetically expressive depictions of Black America (www.nobel?).
Toni was born on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, a steel town twenty-five miles west of Cleveland, where she grew up most of her early life (Colby). She was born Chloe Anthony Wofford. Her parents Ramah and George Wofford were not poor, but were a black working class family. She was the second of four children. Her father was a shipyard welder. Her parents moved to Ohio hoping to find better opportunities and to escape the racist attitudes. She was brought up to be proud of her heritage. This is where she heard many songs and tales of Southern black folklore. She displayed an early interest in literature.
When she went to a school in first grade she was the only black student and she was the only one that could read. She was friends

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