Happy Birthday, Toni Morrison!

I’m perhaps the most under-read English major in these parts of Brooklyn, but even I have an appreciation for the body of work Toni Morrison has contributed to the literary canon.

Today, we celebrate Morrison’s 82nd birthday — and gratefully so. In that alternate, Toni-less universe how else might we  have been touched by the messy lives of the Breedloves, seen the sassiness of Sula, or come to rejoice the narrative style of jazz?

Celebrating the birthday of one of literature’s preeminent storytellers —  giving praise that Chloe Wofford was simply born — feels small but oh-so-right.

What’s your favorite Toni Morrison work? Tell us in the comments!