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Augusta libraries, schools say calls to ban books are rare

The American Library Association's latest list of most challenged books is striking in its diversity.Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Stephen Chbosky's The Perks of Being a Wallflower deal with weighty themes such as racism or sexuality...
Museum in Atlanta does not try to color the racial history of popular Uncle Remus stories

...children's literature, which had never before seen anything like Brer Rabbit and Brer Terrapin. Black authors such as Toni Morrison and Alice Walker -- who was born in Harris' hometown of Eatonton -- have denounced the author and say he stole the...
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...April. Their top 7: "A Mercy," by Toni Morrison "The Shack," by William P. Young...Marshall Bradley wrote. "A Mercy," by Toni Morrison. This book is the first that Dr...hasn't read it yet, but she's a huge Toni Morrison fan.
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Author honors slaves with bench dedication

...CHARLESTON, S.C. --- Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison has dedicated a bench in South Carolina that will they would not transfer diseases from Africa. The Toni Morrison Society, which held its fifth biennial conference in...
25th Banned Books Week is about to begin

...has also decreased over the past quarter century, from more than 200 in 1982, to at least 44 last year, including Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye," the Nobel laureate's debut novel. The school board in Littleton, Colo., ordered the...
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Taking a walk in Jennifer Weiner's shoes

...Princeton University - "That looked like an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, too" - with award-winning authors such as Toni Morrison, John McPhee and Joyce Carol Oates. Weiner won the school's Academy of American Poets prize in 1990. After graduating...

...grant sponsoring a seminar for high school teachers interested in teaching works by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Janaka Bowman, of Augusta, a Northwestern University graduate student, has been selected to attend the seminar...
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...Verdi's "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera. "Margaret Garner," a collaboration of Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and composer Richard Danielpour, is based on Garner's escape from Kentucky to the free state of Ohio in 1856. The...
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Celebrity Birthdays

...Gordon-Levitt ("3rd Rock From the Sun") is 24. Feb. 18: Actor Jack Palance is 84. Actor George Kennedy is 80. Author Toni Morrison is 74. Movie director Milos Forman is 73. Vocalist Yoko Ono is 72. Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the...
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With latest highly praised effort, novelist prepares for big time

...he is ensconced as a professor at Princeton University, where his colleagues - and friends - include Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Muldoon. "He brings a spirit of buoyancy and youth and cultivation and warmheartedness...