McBride's latest novel, The Good Lord Bird, is about American revolutionary John Brown.
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The Bluest Eye by Toni MorrisonRead about the other books on the list.
There's no book that better captures the frustrations, hopes, dreams, and disappointments of black American girls. This book was written before Ms. Morrison outgrew the storytelling form that most writers must adhere to. She's a genius. She can fly. The rest of us have to wait for the subway.
The Bluest Eye is among Susheila Nasta's top ten cultural journeys.