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The life of the late, iconic Toni Morrison, the first African American female author to win a Nobel Prize

Morrison was a Nobel laureate in literature and the author of 11 novels, in addition to her work in opera, children's books, and essay collections.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 29: Novelist Toni Morrison is presented with a Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama during an East Room event May 29, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. The Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, is presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.

16 of the best-loved books and works by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, who died at age 88

Author Toni Morrison, who died at age 88 on August 5, 2019, was beloved for her novels. Here are some of the Nobel Laureate's most best-loved works.

17 Toni Morrison quotes on writing, love, life, and race that show why she was so beloved

The groundbreaking novelist was an inspiration to many noteworthy people, including President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey.

Ivanka Trump used a Toni Morrison quote about slavery to describe working women’s struggles — and people are furious

In Morrison's novel "Beloved," the quote describes the psychological challenges that former slaves faced after escaping to the North.