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One Book, One Elmhurst is a partnership of the Elmhurst Public Library and Elmhurst University, providing the opportunity for the entire community to read and engage with the same book title. Attend discussions and programing around the book’s topics or share your thoughts in a conversation of your own.  



Three Girls from Bronzeville

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

This fast-paced, redemptive memoir by a Chicago journalist and novelist depicts her coming-of-age along with that of her younger sister, Kim, and best friend, Debra, in their historic Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago in the 1970s. Read about their joys, dreams for future careers, and vows of forever friendship—yet also how their paths veer in dramatically different directions—facing heartbreak, loss, and a murder charge. How do the choices they make and the choices that are made for them affect their futures? 


Discussion questions for the community


Author Visit with Dawn Turner

Dawn Turner

Thursday, Oct. 26, 7-8 p.m.

Off Site: Elmhurst University Frick Center,
190 S. Prospect Ave. + Live on Zoom

Join us for an evening with Dawn Turner, author of Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood. Dawn Turner is an award-winning author and journalist who has spent over a decade writing about race, politics, and people whose stories are often dismissed and ignored. Turner will speak about her book, her journalism past, and growing up in Chicago.

Moderator: Andrea Krieg, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice at EU

Book signing to follow. Presented with Elmhurst University and the Friends of the Library.