Toni Morrison is an American novelist, professor, and editor. Morrison holds a BA in English from Howard University and a Master of Arts from Cornell University. She has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. I love her books, but if I had to choose one top favorite it has got to be The Bluest Eye. She is definitely an African-American literary star. Morrison continues to write and is now in her eighties.