Toni Morrison (born February 18, 1931 in Ohio) is an African-American author who is the second child in her working-class family. She normally writes about racial discrimination (racism, mainly the dislike of blacks). She has won awards for writing some books and she has changed African-American history. She is perhaps the most successful mainly story-writing African woman in the world. She was a famous writer and she got her good writing by the people she looked up to. They were B.W.Jones and A.I.Vinson. Her first novel (The Bluest Eyes) is the story of a girl ruined by a racist society and its violence and she had son named slade who she wrote this book with dreaming emmett. One of her books, Beloved, was made into a movie in 1998. This movie starred Oprah Winfrey.