African Diaspora: 8 Books Being Read Most By African Americans

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Written by Julia Austin
Popmatters.com/God Help the Child, Toni Morrison
Popmatters.com/God Help the Child, Toni Morrison

“God Help the Child” by Toni Morrison

“God Help the Child” is by Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Toni Morrison. It’s the first book by her that is “set in our current moment,” according to Goodreads.com. The book is a detailed look at the fact that “what you do to children matters, and they might never forget” — a line taken from the book. It follows the life of Bride, whose white mother withheld love from her because of her darker skin. You see how the suffering of her childhood weaves its way into her romantic relationships, her feelings towards children, and every aspect of her life.