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March Book Review Breakfast

Updated: Mar 19

Monday, March 4, 2024, 9:30 - 11:30 AM

Carolyn Nelson, Executive Director, Friends After Diagnosis in Vero Beach, reviewed The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison.


Richardson Center

6155 College Lane, Vero Beach

What Is the Color of Beauty?


Carolyn Nelson, Executive Director, Friends After Diagnosis, will consider that question when she reviews The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison at a Book Review Breakfast sponsored by the AAUW (American Association of University Women). The breakfast is 9:30-11:30am on Monday, March 4, in the Richardson Center of Indian River State College, 6155 College Lane, Vero Beach.


The Bluest Eye is a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with subtlety and grace.


In Toni Morrison’s acclaimed novel, Pecola Breedlove — an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others — prays for her eyes to turn blue. Why? So that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.


Carolyn Nelson is Executive Director of Friends After Diagnosis, a 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of women diagnosed with cancer. “Friends” offers support groups, wellness programs, personal services, events, and networking to help survivors feel connected and secure in a community that truly cares. 

We appreciate your donation of new or gently used pre-K or Early Reader books, which we place in our four Little Free Libraries in the community.


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