The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
Lesson plans and teaching resources

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Biography & Background

10 Questions for Toni Morrison
Text of a 2008 interview. Follow links for audio, video.

Toni Morrison
Morrison's site at the Nobel Prize archives. A variety of informational links; be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom.

Toni Morrison Nobel Lecture 1993
This page includes the text of Morrison's speech.

World Book Club
Scroll down to a 2009 BBC interview with Morrison, who discusses Beloved.

Lesson plans and teaching resources

The Bluest Eye
Commentary and discussion questions, with emphasis on the character Cholly. This resource is designed for use with male students.

The Bluest Eye
Summary, prereading and postreading discussion questions.

The Bluest Eye Study Guide
Insights into the play, including issues related to adapting the novel for the stage. This 44-page document includes several illustrations. Adobe Reader required.

The Bluest Eye vocabulary:

Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

Project: The Bluest Eye
In this WebQuest students examine "the real-world implications of the beauty culture issues Morrison raises" and suggest a new public policy.

Reading Guide for The Bluest Eye and Paradise
This page contains material related to several of Morrison's novels. Scroll down to find 8 discussion questions related to The Bluest Eye.

Toni Morrison: The Bluest Eye
Background and extensive discussion of themes in the novel.