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Color Purple

by Alice Walker  |  Grades 11-12  |  Lexile Level 670

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize * Winner of the National Book Award

This is the story of two sisters--one a missionary in Africa and the other a child wife living in the South--who sustain their loyalty to and trust in each other across time, distance, and silence. Beautifully imagined and deeply compassionate, this classic novel of American literature is rich with passion, pain, inspiration, and an indomitable love of life.

Be aware that there is a lot of adult content in this novel that may require careful handling in the classroom.

Available Teacher Guides, Lesson Plans, Novel Units, and Activities for The Color Purple by Alice Walker: