By: TyQuasha Gilbert
About Alice Walker
Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia, the eighth and last child of Willie Lee and MinnieLou Grant Walker, who were sharecroppers. When Alice Walker was eight years old, she lost sight of one eye when one of her older brothers shot her with a BB gun by accident.
Alice Walker Quotes
“I try to teach my heart not to want things it can't have”
“Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.”
Alice Malsenior Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American author, poet, self-claimed womanist, and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.