Reflecting on Toni Morrison’s Life, From Her Point of View

The first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize, a Pulitzer prize winner for penning Beloved and a mentor to millions, among many other things, Toni Morrison lived unapologetically but with unmatched empathy, intelligence and insightfulness. She famously told Terry Gross (of NPR’s Fresh Air) that she “regret[s] everything” about her life. She explained in a 2015 interview, “Now that I’m 84, I remember everything …

My Brother’s Book

Published posthumously, “My Brother’s Book” is the last completed work by acclaimed “Where The Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak. Filled with his signature poetics and illustrations, the book is an ode to Sendak’s older brother Jack, who he credited for his love of writing.