Director & Friends Book Study: Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

December 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

4303 Wesley W. Posvar Hall

230 S. Bouquet St. Pittsburgh, PA 15213


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Join CUE director, Dr. T. Elon Dancy II, Dr. Camika Royal, and Dr. Khirsten Scott for a book study examining Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye. In this book study, we discuss how The Bluest Eye shapes our thinking about urban(ized) educational realities, including those at play in the persistent school banning of the book. Broadly, we remember and honor Toni Morrison as a literary oracle and prophetic education thinker.

A free copy of the book will be provided to the first 50 registrants. You can pick up your book at the Center for Urban Education 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays.

About the Book

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 Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.