|dc.subject||Slavery—United States; African American Women—Fiction; Infanticide—Fiction||LCSH|
|dc.description||Former slave Sethe can’t escape the ghosts of her past, including the ghost of her infant daughter, Beloved.|
|dc.format||Softcover book, 321 pages, 5.2 x 0.7 x 8 in.|
Original edition: PS3563.08749B4 1987
|dc.relation||Beloved by Toni Morrison; originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1987|
|dc.rights||All rights reserved|
Former slave Sethe has escaped from slavery in Kentucky to freedom in Ohio. When Sethe is tracked down after only a month of freedom, she kills her two-year-old daughter rather than let her be taken back into a life of slavery. Years later, Sethe is once again living in Ohio when a young woman calling herself Beloved shows up on her doorstep…a woman who might be Sethe’s daughter. This haunting story of guilt, freedom, and slavery has frequently been banned and challenged due to accusations of “violence, sexual content, and discussion of bestiality” (Banned Books Week).
Works cited: “Banned Books That Shaped America.” Bannedbooksweek.org. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/censorship/bannedbooksthatshapedamerica