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BCALA-CT Selects: Jennifer Smith Turner
Award-winning author Jennifer Smith Turner will discuss her latest novel Child Bride on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. during a virtual author talk, sponsored by the Black Caucus of American Library Association-Connecticut Affiliate and The Connecticut State Library.

Child Bride is the story of the segregated south of the mid-1900s, fourteen-year-old Nell bears witness to a world that embraces the oppression of women. She is fascinated with the prospect of being an independent person—but when she turns sixteen, she is married off and brought to the city of Boston as a bride.

Child Bride was named best fiction e-book for 2020 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and BiblioBoard. The award honors the best self-published e-books in fiction and poetry by an African American author in the U.S. and 2020 NYC Big Book Award recipient.

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Jennifer Smith Turner is a New England–born writer. She is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found: Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets: Poetry & Prose. Her work has been included in Vineyard Poets, an anthology of poems by Martha’s Vineyard writers, and in numerous literary publications. Her poems frequently appear in the Vineyard Gazette.

Feb 25, 2021 06:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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