The Color Purple
by Alice Walker
In BriefA young black girl struggling against poverty and racism in the American South is beaten and raped by her 'Pa' and her husband. But Celie's life begins to change when a very different kind of woman comes to town, bringing with her music, sex, and the joy of being alive.
Why you should read itThis Southern classic gives voice to a silenced people. In Celie we have a narrator who fights her way to freedom and reunites with those she loves. Not just a great classic but a great read.