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Published in 1970, “The Bluest Eye” was Toni Morrison’s debut novel and earned her a Nobel Prize. A deceptively short book that packs quite a punch, the story follows eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a Black girl growing up in Lorain, Ohio shortly after the Great Depression. Growing up in a family plagued by generational dysfunction and a community plagued with self-hate, Pecola comes to believe that having blue eyes will make her beautiful in the eyes of others and solve all of her problems.

Book Reviews

If you’re interested in learning about the first Black woman to win a Nobel Prize, my Toni Morrison Black History Short is for you.

Black History Profile

“Queen & Slim” is a drama written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas. The film tells the story of a young Black man and woman out on their first date in Cleveland, Ohio. When the date doesn’t exactly turn out to be a love connection, the two prepare to go their own way. On the drive home what should be a routine traffic stop goes wrong and the couple find themselves on the run after shooting a police officer in self-defense.

Movie Reviews

A profile of Granville T. Woods, a mechanical and electrical engineer who received more than 60 patents for his inventions. Despite leaving school at an early age, Woods continued his education by reading, attending night school, and otherwise learning in his spare time. Many of his contributions to improved railroad safety and efficiency are still in use today.

Black History Profile