Toni Morrison – level 3

15-08-2019 07:00

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison died at age 88, and her family said that she passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones following a “short illness.”Her son and three grandchildren survive her.

In 1970, Toni Morrison published her first book The Bluest Eye when she was almost 40, but her career soon took off and she became very successful. Her novels depict the black American experience and heritage, often focusing on rural life in the South.

In all, she wrote 11 novels, as well as children’s books and collections of 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 becoming the first black woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Difficult words: depict (show, represent), heritage (culture, traditions and memories), rural (country, countryside, not city).

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