AP Reading List – Book-a-Day: Beloved

BelovedNovelAuthor:  Toni Morrison

Category:  Fiction

Overview: A story of a former escaped slave whose actions, while being returned into slavery though the Fugitive Slave Act, has severe repercussions on the rest of her life.

What they’re saying in the Prepwise staff room:

Chris: “With themes as sweeping a the impact of slavery and as intimate as a mother/daughter relationship, this novel tells a story that will shock and humble at the same time.  One of my favorite books ever.”

Ethan: “It is hard to not have a physical reaction while reading Beloved. Morrison’s novel brought the history of slavery to life for me through the eyes of those who’s lives and very identities were lost to its evils.”

Karen: “A dark novel on the slavery trade and also the way a mother feels when her child has died. Sethe is a character with many layers and this gives her more dimension, however, it is the title character who guides the novel, even though she is a deceased and”


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