Toni Morrison – level 2

15-08-2019 07:00

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison died in age 88. Her family said that she died peacefully after a “short illness,” and her son and three grandchildren survive her.

In 1970, Toni Morrison published her first book The Bluest Eye when she was almost 40. She then became very successful. Her novels depict the black American experience and heritage.

In all, she wrote 11 novels, children’s books, and essays. She is probably best known for her novel Beloved for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988. In 1993, Morrison received the award for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and she became the first black woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Difficult words: peacefully (calmly), depict (show, represent), heritage (culture, traditions and memories).

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