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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison, award-winning writer. (1931-2019)
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morrisonNovelist and Princeton University Humanities Professor Toni Morrison has been honored with many awards, including a 2000 National Endowment for the Humanities medal, the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for her novel, Beloved, and a 1993 Noble Prize in Literature. She was the first African American winner and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1938. Morrison has made a significant contribution to American cultural life and is considered to be one of the U.S.’s most renowned authors.

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Additional Resources

Clinch Shasta. Toni Morrison. Focus Readers 2023. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023. https://www.worldcat.org/title/1309291201 

Iyasẹre Solomon Ogbede and Marla W Iyasere. Toni Morrison. Salem Press 2010. https://www.worldcat.org/title/421150211