Toni Morrison

One Book Watch Party: Toni Morrison, The Pieces I Am

Sunday, November 1, 2020 - 12:00am
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 12:00am
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 12:00am
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:00am
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00am
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 12:00am
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 12:00am
  • Multi-day Event - Access Info Below
See the award-winning documentary featuring the Nobel Prize-winning author who is a leading Black voice in our time

As the final event in our One Book enrichment series, this is an artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner Toni Morrison. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio, to ʼ70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room — Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as seen through the prism of her own literature. Inspired to write because no one took a “little black girl” seriously, Morrison reflects on her lifelong deconstruction of the master narrative. Woven together with a rich collection of art, history, literature and personality, the film includes discussions about her many critically acclaimed works, including novels The Bluest Eye, Sula and Song of Solomon, her role as an editor of iconic African-American literature and her time teaching at Princeton University. Featuring interviews with Hilton Als, Angela Davis, Fran Lebowitz, Walter Mosley, Sonia Sanchez and Oprah Winfrey, who turned Morrison’s novel Beloved into a feature film.

Watch the two-hour film at the link. You'll need to log on to Hoopla to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

2 hours

One Book Steamboat

This is a featured event to enhance the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT cross-generational community reading of the antiracist works of Ibram X. Kendi, because change demands community-wide education, introspection & action.