She was an accomplished writer and the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in literature. Toni Morrison passed away recently, but she left a legacy of beautifully written literature about the life of African Americans living in America for the world to remember her by. While she may be best known for her Pulitzer-prize winning book “Beloved,” but she also wrote five children’s books with her son Slade.
Here at Xyza, we’re remembering Ms. Morrison by sharing some of her children’s books. Thanks for sharing your literary brilliance with the world, Ms. Morrison.
1. The Big Box
Description: Grown-ups create a world inside a box with all kinds of fun things like toys, games, treats, and gifts so that kids Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue will follow their rules. But these kids just want to be themselves.
2. The Book of Mean People
Description: The title of this book says it all! Morrison said, ”This is a book about mean people. Some mean people are big. Some little people are mean.”
3. The Ant or the Grasshopper? (Who’s Got Game?)
Description: Two young people prepare for winter, play in the summer, and part ways when the weather changes.