From the YGB White Curriculum: The Bluest Eye
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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison is a fiction book about a young Black girl who prays every day for beauty. She is told by her white peers that beauty requires blonde hair, blue eyes, and light skin, but throughout the book she must learn to love and appreciate her Black skin, curly hair, and brown eyes. This book is Morrison’s powerful message about the perils of white beauty standards that proliferate today’s media.
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