Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood (A FAN Program)

We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome Dawn Turner, author of the new book, Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood. Turner will be interviewed by Heidi Stevens. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.

AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Three Girls from Bronzeville from The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Turner and Stevens that will start immediately after the webinar. The link to register for the AFTER-HOURS program will appear in red font at the top of an email from The Book Stall. Look for it right after your receipt arrives!

About the Book: The animating question at the center of award-winning journalist Dawn Turner’s profound, gorgeously written, and resonant memoir Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood is: when did we lose them? Them being the author’s sister, Kim, and her best friend, Debra. One dead by 25, the other imprisoned for decades after killing a man. Why did they fall behind while another graduated college and became an award-winning journalist? Why was Dawn given grace to learn from her mistakes while Debra and Kim never recovered?

Turner honed her reporter’s skill in two decades at the Chicago Tribune. It is this keen eye that she trains on her personal story, resulting in a memoir that offers timely and powerful observations about the complex interplay of race, class, and opportunity in America.

About the Author: Dawn Turner is an award-winning journalist and author. A former columnist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune, Turner spent a decade and a half writing about politics, race, and class in Chicago and beyond, as well as telling the individual stories of people who fly below the radar. Turner, who served as a 2017 and 2018 juror for the Pulitzer Prize in commentary, has written commentary for The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, CBS Sunday Morning News show, NPR’s Morning Edition show, and the Chicago Tonight show. Turner spent the 2014–2015 school year as a Nieman Journalism fellow at Harvard University. In 2018, she served as a fellow and journalist-in-residence at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. Turner is the author of two novels, Only Twice I’ve Wished for Heaven and An Eighth of August, and the brand-new mermoir Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood.

About the Interviewer: Heidi Stevens is the creative director for Parent Nation, a new initiative at the University of Chicago’s TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health. Parent Nation works to build a society that ensures all parents have the information, resources and supports they need to optimally raise their children. Prior to joining Parent Nation, Stevens worked at the Chicago Tribune for 23 years, where she wrote a daily column called “Balancing Act.” She was awarded the Anne Keegan Award for Distinguished Journalism in 2018. Stevens maintains a nationally syndicated column once a week.

Event date: 

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982107703
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

A “beautiful, tragic, and inspiring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, sisterhood, and the powerful forces at work that allow some to flourish…and others to falter.

They were three Black girls.