The Color Purple
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Step parent; Family violence; Race discrimination; Gay/Lesbian; step father; spousal abuse; abusive step father; abusive husband; physical abuse; sexual abuse; emotional abuse; racism; lesbian; lesbian adult
National Book Award for Fiction, 1983
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1983
Senior High Core Collection, Seventeenth Edition, 2007
Senior High School Library Catalog, Fifteenth Edition, 1997
Senior High School Library Catalog, Sixteenth Edition, 2002
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2007
Top 10 Challenged Books, 2009
1930s; sisters; Southern states; child sexual abuse; incest; mistress; respect; God; religion; rape; letters
Walker, Alice, "The Color Purple" (1982). Diverse Families. 537.