Winter Book Club: The Bluest Eye (Part 1 of 3)

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The Bluest Eye was one of the first novels to deal with the impact of racism and the cultural idealization of whiteness on the psyche of a child and the larger Black community to which she belongs. 

Set in the author's hometown of Lorain, Ohio in the 1940s and targeting both a teen and adult audience, Toni Morrison's first novel also has a long history of people seeking to ban it from school libraries.

Our guest discussion leader is Kristin Distel, who has a PhD in English Literature and who has published articles on the themes of gendered shame, guilt, and trauma in Morrison's work.

Call to register at 740-592-4272 or register yourself on our online events calendar. 



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