In her eleventh novel, God Help The Child, the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison, explores the harsher side of motherly love. This taut and frank novel focuses on Sweetness, a light-skinned woman who treats her daughter coldly, justifying it as tough love to prepare her for the pain of a world acutely aware of her color. Sweetness has her own lessons to learn and Morrison shows how she eventually understands that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.”
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