Toni Morrison Day

This past December, the Ohio Senate and Governor DeWine signed House Bill 325, declaring February 18th as Toni Morrison Day. Morrison, a native of Lorain county, passed away at 88 years old in August 2019.

Toni Morrison was an avid reader and book lover since childhood. As a teenager, she worked as a Page (shelver) for the Lorain Public Library System.

Morrison is known for her award winning novels, including Beloved, which she received the Pullitzer prize for in 1988. Her work explored various themes of racism in the United States. She also received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She now holds a place in the National Women’s Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, NY.

Learn more about Toni Morrison and her literature by checking out some of the materials below.

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The Bluest Eye

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God Help the Child

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The Measure of Our Lives

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The Origin of Others

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Song of Solomon

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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I am

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Toni Morrison

by Harold Bloom

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Toni Morrison Explained: A Reader’s Road Map to the Novels

by Ron David

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