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Three Girls from Bronzeville

A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood

by Dawn Turner

Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner X
Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner
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    Sep 2021, 336 pages

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    Jun 2022, 336 pages

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Dawn Turner, Kim Turner and Debra Trice, adventurous black girls raised in the historical section of Chicago known as Bronzeville, are tested as their difficult and turbulent environment demands strength, perseverance and toughness.

Friendship is an intimate experience. Dawn Turner and Debra Trice, two black girls living the same have-not ordeal, are guardians of each other. Dawn is an excellent writer and suffocatingly smart, while Debra is beautiful, spirited and impulsive. They are inseparable and live in the Lawless Gardens apartment complex in the Bronzeville section of Chicago, a historical black neighborhood once called the Black Belt, where Southern dreamers who migrated north plopped their tired bodies in the run-down part of town.

At the age of ten, Dawn and Debra spend a lot of time at their "love spot," a roof ledge where they read and dream. Dawn wants to be a doctor. Debra says that this is what she wants too. Baby sister Kim, stubborn and rebellious, wants to be a teacher. Three Girls From Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood is their heartbreaking story, richly ...

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