The Color Purple Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223970

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this novel about a resilient and courageous woman has become a Broadway show and a cultural phenomenon. A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick Celie has grown up poor in rural Georgia, despised by the society around her and abused by her own family. She strives to protect her sister, Nettie, from a similar fate, and while Nettie escapes to a new life as a missionary in Africa, Celie is left behind without her best friend and confidante, married off to an older suitor, and sentenced to a life alone with a harsh and brutal husband. In an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear, Celie begins writing letters directly to God. The letters, spanning twenty years, record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment guided by the light of a few strong women. She meets Shug Avery, her husband’s mistress and a jazz singer with a zest for life, and her stepson’s wife, Sophia, who challenges her to fight for independence. And though the many letters from Celie’s sister are hidden by her husband, Nettie’s unwavering support will prove to be the most breathtaking of all. The Color Purple has sold more than five million copies, inspired an Academy Award–nominated film starring Oprah Winfrey and directed by Steven Spielberg, and been adapted into a Tony-nominated Broadway musical. Lauded as a literary masterpiece, this is the groundbreaking novel that placed Walker “in the company of Faulkner” (The Nation), and remains a wrenching—yet intensely uplifting—experience for new generations of readers. This ebook features a new introduction written by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of publication, and an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Color Purple is the 1st book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Temple of My Familiar and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

The Color Purple Book
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

The Color Purple


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 0151191549

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

The lives of two sisters--Nettie, a missionary in Africa, and Celie, a southern woman married to a man she hates--are revealed in a series of letters exchanged over thirty years

In Search of The Color Purple Book

In Search of The Color Purple


  • Author : Salamishah Tillet
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683356851

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In Search of The Color Purple Excerpt :

Mixing cultural criticism, literary history, biography, and memoir, an exploration of Alice Walker’s critically acclaimed and controversial novel, The Color Purple Alice Walker made history in 1983 when she became the ï¬?rst black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Color Purple. Published in the Reagan era amid a severe backlash to civil rights, the Jazz Age novel tells the story of racial and gender inequality through the life of a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who is haunted by domestic and sexual violence. Prominent academic and activist Salamishah Tillet combines cultural criticism, history, and memoir to explore Walker’s epistolary novel and shows how it has influenced and been informed by the zeitgeist. The Color Purple received both praise and criticism upon publication, and the conversation it sparked around race and gender still continues today. It has been adapted for an Oscar-nominated ï¬?lm and a hit Broadway musical. Through archival research and interviews with Walker, Oprah Winfrey, and Quincy Jones (among others), Tillet studies Walker’s life and how themes of violence emerged in her earlier work. Reading The Color Purple at age 15 was a groundbreaking experience for Tillet. It continues to resonate with her—as a sexual violence survivor, as a teacher of the novel, and as an accomplished academic. Provocative and personal, In Search of The Color Purple is a bold work from an important public intellectual, and captures Alice Walker’s seminal role in rethinking sexuality, intersectional feminism, and racial and gender politics.

The Color Purple Book

The Color Purple


  • Author : Allee Willis
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
  • Release Date : 2010-12-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : 1423493877

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The Color Purple Excerpt :

Musicals/Movies/Kids Piano Solos

The Color Purple Collection Book
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

The Color Purple Collection


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2012-09-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1062
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453276433

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The Color Purple Collection Excerpt :

Three novels by a New York Times–bestselling author—including the Pulitzer Prizewinner The Color Purple—that speak to the African experience in America. The Color Purple is Alice Walker’s stunning, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel of courage in the face of oppression. Celie grows up in rural Georgia, navigating a childhood of ceaseless abuse. Not only is she poor and despised by the society around her, she’s badly treated by her family. As a teenager she begins writing letters directly to God in an attempt to transcend a life that often seems too much to bear. Her letters span twenty years and record a journey of self-discovery and empowerment through the guiding light of a few strong women and her own implacable will to find harmony with herself and her home. In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple follow the lives of a brilliant cast of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. Possessing the Secret of Joy portrays Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, where young girls undergo genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. Hailed by the Washington Post as “one of the best American writers of today,” Alice Walker is a master storyteller and a major voice in modern literary fiction.

The Same River Twice Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Same River Twice


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1997-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671003777

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The Same River Twice Excerpt :

Chronicles the experiences of Alice Walker in the aftermath of the publication of The Color Purple and its winning of the Pulitzer Prize, as illustrated by essays, journal entries, and the author's never-used screenplay. Reprint.

A Song Below Water Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

A Song Below Water


  • Author : Bethany C. Morrow
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Release Date : 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250315311

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A Song Below Water Excerpt :

Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today’s readers — a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism. In a society determined to keep her under lock and key, Tavia must hide her siren powers. Meanwhile, Effie is fighting her own family struggles, pitted against literal demons from her past. Together, these best friends must navigate through the perils of high school’s junior year. But everything changes in the aftermath of a siren murder trial that rocks the nation, and Tavia accidentally lets out her magical voice at the worst possible moment. Soon, nothing in Portland, Oregon, seems safe. To save themselves from drowning, it’s only Tavia and Effie’s unbreakable sisterhood that proves to be the strongest magic of all. "It's beautiful and it's brilliant.”--Jason Reynolds, #1 New York Times bestselling author and National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature “An enthralling tale of Black girl magic and searing social commentary ready to rattle the bones.” — Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Temple of My Familiar Book
Score: 3.5
From 13 Ratings

The Temple of My Familiar


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453223994

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The Temple of My Familiar Excerpt :

The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple weaves a “glorious and iridescent” tapestry of interrelated lives in this New York Times bestseller (Library Journal). In The Temple of My Familiar, Celie and Shug from The Color Purple subtly shadow the lives of dozens of characters, all dealing in some way with the legacy of the African experience in America. From recent African immigrants, to a woman who grew up in the mixed-race rainforest communities of South America, to Celie’s own granddaughter living in modern-day San Francisco, all must come to understand the brutal stories of their ancestors to come to terms with their own troubled lives. As Walker follows these astonishing characters, she weaves a new mythology from old fables and history, a profoundly spiritual explanation for centuries of shared African-American experience. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. The Temple of My Familiar is the 2nd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy.

Color Purple  the  MAXNotes Literature Guides  Book

Color Purple the MAXNotes Literature Guides


  • Author : Christopher Hubert
  • Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
  • Release Date : 2015-04-24
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 163
  • ISBN 10 : 9780738673561

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Color Purple the MAXNotes Literature Guides Excerpt :

REA's MAXnotes for Alice Walker's The Color Purple MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Alice Walker Banned Book

Alice Walker Banned


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105020713082

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Alice Walker Banned Excerpt :

Featuring a reprint of Alice Walker's short stories "Roselily" and "Am I Blue?", this little gift book carries a serious message about censorship. Holt's Introduction decribes past forms of literary censorship in the United States and places the contemporary banning of books within that history.

The Color Purple  Alice Walker Book

The Color Purple Alice Walker


  • Author : Neil McEwan
  • Publisher : Longman Group
  • Release Date : 1998-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 0582329094

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The Color Purple Alice Walker Excerpt :

Building on the formula of York Notes, this Advanced series introduces students to more sophisticated analysis and wider critical perspectives. The notes enable students to appreciate contrasting interpretations of the text and to develop their own critical thinking. Key features include: study methods; an introduction to the text; summaries with critical notes; themes and techniques; textual analysis of key passages; author biography; historical and literary background; modern and historical critical approaches; chronology; and glossary of literary terms.

Why Don t Country Flags Use The Color Purple  Book

Why Don t Country Flags Use The Color Purple


  • Author : After Skool
  • Publisher : Kram Gallery LLC
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 46
  • ISBN 10 : 0578489244

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Why Don t Country Flags Use The Color Purple Excerpt :

There are 196 countries on earth and none of them use purple on their national flag! What's wrong with purple? It's such a popular color today. Why would no country want it on their flag? Sometimes the simplest questions have the most extraordinary answers! This is the incredible true story of purple! Take a journey back to a time when purple dye was worth more than gold, diamonds or castles. This book was inspired by our original animation that has gone viral across the world. We decided to expand the story and enhance the art. Our mission is to make learning fun and to teach ideas that you won't necessarily find in a classroom.

Possessing the Secret of Joy Book
Score: 3.5
From 26 Ratings

Possessing the Secret of Joy


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2011-09-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453224007

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Possessing the Secret of Joy Excerpt :

An American woman struggles with the genital mutilation she endured as a child in Africa in a New York Times bestseller “as compelling as The Color Purple” (San Francisco Chronicle). In Tashi’s tribe, the Olinka, young girls undergo female genital mutilation as an initiation into the community. Tashi manages to avoid this fate at first, but when pressed by tribal leaders, she submits. Years later, married and living in America as Evelyn Johnson, Tashi’s inner pain emerges. As she questions why such a terrifying, disfiguring sacrifice was required, she sorts through the many levels of subjugation with which she’s been burdened over the years. In Possessing the Secret of Joy, Alice Walker exposes the abhorrent practice of female genital mutilation in an unforgettable, moving novel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Alice Walker including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. Possessing the Secret of Joy is the 3rd book in the Color Purple Collection, which also includes The Color Purple and The Temple of My Familiar.

Oreo Book
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Oreo


  • Author : Fran Ross
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1555534643

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Oreo Excerpt :

Born to a Jewish father and black mother who divorce before she is two, Oreo grows up in Philadelphia with her maternal grandparents while her mother tours with a theatrical troupe. Soon after puberty, Oreo heads for New York with a pack on her back to search for her father; but in the big city she discovers that there are dozens of Sam Schwartzes in the phone book, and Oreo's mission turns into a wickedly humorous picaresque quest. The ambitious and playful narrative challenges accepted notions of race, ethnicity, culture, and even the novelistic form itself.

By the Light of My Father s Smile Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

By the Light of My Father s Smile


  • Author : Alice Walker
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307816955

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By the Light of My Father s Smile Excerpt :

A family from the United States goes to the remote Sierras in Mexico--Susannah, the writer-to-be; her sister, Magdalena; and their father and mother. There, amid an endangered band of mixed-race blacks and Indians called the Mundo, they begin an encounter that will change them more than they could ever dream. Moving back and forth in time, and among unforgettable characters and their magical stories, Walker brilliantly explores the ways in which a woman's denied sexuality leads to the loss of the much prized and necessary original self--and how she regains that self, even as her family's past of lies and love is transformed. . . .