Novelist Morrison smiles with President Obama as he prepares to award her a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington

 
Novelist Morrison smiles with President Obama as he prepares to award her a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House in Washington
Novelist Toni Morrison smiles with U.S. President Barack Obama as he prepares to award her a 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, May 29, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY PROFILE)