Monday, October 06, 2008

Song of Solomon

I read Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon in observance of Banned Books Week. has numerous resources on the novel.

Reynolds Price wrote a review for the New York Times. Oprah selected it in 1996 for her book club. Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, and the press release describes this book as "an excellent introduction to the work of Toni Morrison".

After reading the book I can certainly understand objections to its placement in elementary and middle school libraries, but I don't understand objections to its placement in libraries used by more mature readers.

Toni Morrison has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

The picture at the top of the post is the picture on the cover of my paperback edition.

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