~Today is Alice Walker's Born Day

"Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia, the eighth and last child of Willie Lee and Minnie Lou Grant Walker, who were sharecroppers. When Alice Walker was eight years old, she lost sight of one eye when one of her older brothers shot her with a BB gun by accident. In high school, Alice Walker was valedictorian of her class, and that achievement, coupled with a "rehabilitation scholarship" made it possible for her to go to Spelman, a college for black women in Atlanta, Georgia. After spending two years at Spelman, she transferred to Sarah Lawrence College in New York, and during her junior year traveled to Africa as an exchange student. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College in 1965."

Novels and short story collections

* The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970)
* Everyday Use (1973)
* In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black Women (1973)
* Roselily (1973)
* Meridian (1976)
* The Color Purple (1982)
* You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down: Stories (1982)
* Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self (1983)
* Am I Blue? (1986)
* To Hell With Dying (1988)
* The Temple of My Familiar (1989)
* Finding the Green Stone (1991)
* Possessing the Secret of Joy (1992)
* The Complete Stories (1994)
* By The Light of My Father's Smile (1998)
* The Way Forward Is with a Broken Heart (2000)
* Now Is The Time to Open Your Heart (2005)
* Devil's My Enemy {2008}

Be Golden

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