‘Three Girls From Bronzeville’ Author Dawn Turner to Speak at Elmhurst on Oct. 26

October 10, 2023 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Dawn Turner, author of "Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood"

Dawn Turner is the author of the acclaimed book Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood, which depicts the coming of age—and divergent paths—of the author, her younger sister and her best friend in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood.

An award-winning author and journalist, Turner will talk about her book and her work on Oct. 26 with Andrea Krieg, assistant professor of criminal justice at Elmhurst University.

Three Girls from Bronzeville (Simon & Schuster, 2021) was named a Notable Book of 2021 by The New York Times Book Review, and a Best Book of 2021 by The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, People magazine, Buzzfeed, Shondaland and Real Simple, among others. In 2022, Turner and Three Girls from Bronzeville were the first recipients of the Chicago Book Award, given annually to the author of a book that best transforms public understanding of the Windy City’s history and its people.

A former columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Turner spent a decade and a half writing about race, politics and people whose stories are often dismissed and ignored. She also has written commentary for The Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Morning EditionChicago Tonight and elsewhere. In 2018, she served as a fellow and journalist-in-residence at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

The Author Visit with Dawn Turner begins at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Frick Center, Founders Lounge. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow the lecture.

Admission is free but registration is required, at elmhurst.edu/cultural. This event is presented with the Elmhurst Public Library and Friends of the Elmhurst Public Library.

The Author Visit is part of this year’s One Book One Elmhurst initiative, a partnership of the Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst University that encourages the entire community to read and engage with the same book title. Learn more at elmlib.org/OneBook.

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