The Color Purple
The Color Purple
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The Color Purple

Written by Alice Walker
Book #1 in the The Color Purple Series
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304
Page count
670L
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Dec 10, 2019
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alice Walker’s iconic modern classic is now a Penguin Book. A powerful cultural touchstone of modern American literature, The Color Purple depicts the lives of African American women in early twentieth-century rural Georgia. Separated as girls, sisters Celie and Nettie sustain their loyalty to and hope in each other across time, distance and silence. Through a series of letters spanning twenty years, first from Celie to God, then the sisters to each other despite the unknown, the novel draws readers into its rich and memorable portrayals of Celie, Nettie, Shug Avery and Sofia and their experience. The Color Purple broke the silence around domestic and sexual abuse, narrating the lives of women through their pain and struggle, companionship and growth, resilience and bravery. Deeply compassionate and beautifully imagined, Alice Walker’s epic carries readers on a spirit-affirming journey towards redemption and love.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780143135692
    Publication Date
    December 10, 2019
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Page Count
    304
    Audience
    Adult
    Lexile® Level
    670L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4.3

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