The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

I am showcasing books by prominent black authors for Black History Month. Today’s feature is one of my absolute favorite books, The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison. Ms. Morrison passed last year. It was hard because she made me want to be a writer.

Here is my copy of her book, I got at 13. I know what you’re thinking: why don’t you get a new copy? The answer is simple. I don’t want a new copy.


But I encourage you to get your new copy. The Bluest Eye was Toni’s first novel. It’s about an African American girl who longs for blue eyes, hoping it will ease her domestic hell. It’s painful, tender, and morose. Ms. Morrison tells the tale, like one long poem. Her prose is deep, shiny, and mentally sticky.

Please let me know how you like it, if you read it. Get the book here.


I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

Afro-Sean-Commission-Final copy

9 thoughts on “The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

  1. ladyp25 says:

    I am glad i found someone who loves the book as much as i do. In fact , I used the book in writing my thesis in school.

    The Bluest Eye is about the life of the Breedlove family who resides in Lorain, Ohio. This family consists of the mother Pauline, the father Cholly, the son Sammy, and the daughter Pecola. The novel’s focal point is the daughter, an eleven-year-old Black girl . Everyday she encounters racism, not just from white people, but mostly from her own race. In their eyes she is much too dark, and the darkness of her skin somehow implies that she is inferior, and according to everyone else, her skin makes her even “uglier.” She feels she can overcome this battle of self-hatred by obtaining blue eyes, but not just any blue. She wants the bluest eye.

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