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7 days of nominations!
7 days of voting!
… and a 3 way tie!
And now we have a winner for a book for the theme, BANNED BOOK.
The Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for September is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Take a minute to see what this book is all about.
Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrisonâ€™s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.
About the Author
Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye , Song of Solomon , and Beloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of “The 30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies’ Home Journal.
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Congratulations Mocha Girl Toni for being the winner of September’s book of the month for 2017!
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Keep the pages turning ladies.