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Three girls from Bronzeville : a uniquely American memoir of race, fate, and sisterhood  Cover Image Book Book

Three girls from Bronzeville : a uniquely American memoir of race, fate, and sisterhood

Turner, Dawn (author.).

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Summary: "The three girls formed an indelible bond: roaming their community in search of hidden treasures for their "Thing Finder box," and hiding under the dining room table, eavesdropping as three generations of relatives gossiped and played the numbers. The girls spent countless afternoons together, ice skating in the nearby Lake Meadows apartment complex, swimming in the pool at the Ida B. Wells housing project, and daydreaming of their futures: Dawn a writer, Debra a doctor, Kim a teacher. Then they came to a precipice, a fraught rite of passage for all girls when the dangers and the harsh realities of the world burst the innocent bubble of childhood, when the choices they made could-- and would-- have devastating consequences. There was a razor thin margin of error -- especially for brown girls. With a keen investigative eye and intimate detail, Dawn chronicles the dramatic turns that send their lives careening in very different -- and shocking -- directions over the decades. The result is a powerful tour de force on the complex interplay of race and opportunity, class and womanhood and how those forces shape our lives and our capacity for resilience and redemption"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 1982107707
  • ISBN: 9781982107703
  • Physical Description: x, 320 pages ; 24 cm
    print
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2021.
Subject: Chicago (Ill.) Biography
Journalists Illinois Chicago Biography
Women Illinois Chicago Biography
African American women Illinois Chicago Biography
African Americans Illinois Chicago Biography
Bronzeville (Chicago, Ill.) Biography
Trice, Debra
Turner, Kim 1968-1994 Childhood and youth
Turner, Dawn Family
Turner, Dawn

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