It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others – who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different.
Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye
“Anger is better. There is a sense of being in anger. A reality and presence. An awareness of worth. It is a lovely surging.”