Child Bride, with author Jennifer Smith Turner: a Zoom book event

We are pleased to welcome author (and Vineyard resident) Jennifer Smith Turner, on Tuesday evening, December 8th, at 7 p.m., for a Zoom presentation!

Child Bride is about a young girl who grows up in the segregated South. “Turner’s warm and personal narrative brings to life the vigor and interdependence of black communities in both the South and the North of the mid-20th century…uplifting and dynamic…” (Kirkus reviews). The book was named best fiction e-book for 2020 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and BiblioBoard, and has recently received the 2020 New York Big Book Award. 

Ms. Smith Turner lives full time in Oak Bluffs. She is a published poet, and she is currently working on her third collection of poetry. Her work has been included in Vineyard Poets, an anthology of poems by Martha’s Vineyard writers, and in numerous literary publications. She has been featured on N.P.R. and on Connecticut Public Television. She has been a featured speaker at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Kelly Writer’s House. She has also worked extensively in the public and private K-12 schools in Massachusetts and Connecticut, bring poetry to students and educators. She recently served as interim CEO of the Newman’s Own Foundation, where she is a board member.

This event is free.  Registration is required, by 6 p.m. on the day of the event. Please register online at, or contact the reference department at 508-457-2555 x 7.

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