I've noticed throughout the sub-blog universe Morrison's novel has come up in the comments for recommendations when colorism is discussed which, as of lately, as been a lot. I've also noticed that a lot of people have not heard of it. Morrison has a ton of great novels but I personally feel if you're going to read any of her books, read this one. The novel is raw and real. And tragic.
God, is it tragic. Not just because of Pecola and her circumstances, but because you see a community oppressing itself based on institutionalized racism. You see institutionalized racism. You see colorism. Even though this book was written in 1970, this issue is still prevalent today.
(How can I even begin to start a list on how many times colorism has been covered?It's a real thing. It's a struggle. It's exhausting to see it every day of your life.)