Toni Morrison

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This dreadful biography of Toni Morrison is part of Weigl Publishing's "Great African-American Women" series. Although ostensibly a biography of Morrison, the author devotes almost as many pages to irrelevant facts about Morrison's hometown of Lorain, Ohio, and the publishing process, while neglecting any but the most superficial details of Morrison's life. Egregious factual errors abound, including the author's statement that that slavery in the US ended in the early 1900s. There is no complete list of Morrison's literary work, and the poor time line presented at the end lists one Morrison accomplishment per decade without providing any context for the information anywhere else. Not recommended for any audience. 2006, Weigl Publishers, Ages 9 to 12.
—Lauri Berkenkamp
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590363348
  • Publisher: Weigl Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Great African-American Women
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 7 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Who is Toni Morrison? 5
Growing Up in Lorain 6
Learning to Write 8
The Publishing Process 10
What is Fiction? 12
What is Nonfiction? 13
Lorain, Ohio, Highlights 14
Overcoming Obstacles 16
Special Achievements 18
Toni in Public 20
Time Line 21
Write Your Own Fiction 22
Further Research 23
Words to Know/Index 24
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