From Broadway Books in Portland, OR:
Last year we were excited to host The Year of Reading James Baldwin at Broadway Books. This year we are elated to announce that starting September 1st, we are hosting The Year of Reading Toni Morrison. As with our James Baldwin year, this means we will be offering ALL of Ms. Morrison’s many books at 20% off for an entire year, as well as scheduling some Morrison-related programming (virtual or otherwise) during the course of the year.
Born in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, a small industrial town west of Cleveland, Toni Morrison was a novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor whose bestselling work explored the Black experience in America, and in particular the experience of Black women and the legacy of slavery.
Morrison earned her undergraduate degree from Howard University and her master’s from Cornell, both in English. Besides working as a college professor, Morrison spent many years working for Random House as an editor, first in the textbook division and then in the trade division. She said “I look very hard for Black fiction because I want to participate in developing a canon of Black work.”
She wrote eleven novels and several children’s books and essay collections. Many of her novels were set in small Midwestern towns, “neither plantation nor ghetto.” Her novel Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, then Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, the first African-American woman to do so. She was also presented with the National Humanities Medal in 2000 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.
We have created a page of Ms. Morrison’s books that you can use to fill out your library. The discounts start is effective now.
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