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.