The Postal Service will release its Toni Morrison stamp on March 7.
Morrison (1931-2019) was the rare author who achieved both critical success and bestseller status.
Some of her best-known novels include “The Bluest Eye,” “Song of Solomon” and “Beloved,” which explored the diverse voices and multifaceted experiences of African Americans.
She received many honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 1993, she made history as the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
Ethel Kessler, an art director for USPS, designed the Forever stamp with a photograph by Deborah Feingold.
The Toni Morrison stamp will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and usps.com.