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The Color Purple

Title

The Color Purple

Authors

Alice Walker

Publisher

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Publication Year

1982

ISBN

9780156028356

Pages

245 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

female/female

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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