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The Color Purple

Title

The Color Purple

Authors

Alice Walker

Publisher

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Pages

245 pages

Publication Year

1982

ISBN

9780156028356

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Race discrimination; Homosexuality; racism; lesbian

Annotation

This feminist novel about an abused and uneducated black woman's struggle for empowerment was praised for the depth of its female characters and for its eloquent use of black English vernacular.

Grade Level

9-12

Family Formation

multiple

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

female/female

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Awards

National Book Award for Fiction, 1983; Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983

Keywords

1930s; African American women; sexual abuse; abused wives; sisters; Southern states; child sexual abuse; South

Item Type

Fiction

Format

novel

The Color Purple

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