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Toni Morrison, first African American female author to win Nobel Prize, is dead at 88

By: Paige Hubbard 

The first African American woman to win a Nobel Prize for literature has passed away at 88 years of age.

Toni Morrison was an internationally acclaimed author, who used her platform to speak about the trials, triumphs, and resiliency in the African American community.

Morrison passed away Monday night in New York, publisher Alfred A. Knopf said in a statement.

In 2012 Morrison was awarded America’s highest civilian honor by President Barack Obama by receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

One of her most recognized pieces of work was the novel “Beloved”. She is also well known for “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula,” “Song of Solomon,” “Tar Baby,” “Jazz,” “Paradise,” “Gold Help the Child,” “Home,” “A Mercy” and “Love.”

Morrison’s novels were well respected and adored by booksellers, critics, educators, readers, and librarians.

Morrison’s publisher said Tuesday. “Her work also ignited controversy, notably in school districts that tried to ban her books. Few American writers won more awards for their books and writing.”

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