Join us for a conversation with Wheaton author Glennette Tilley Turner and fellow author, LaVonne Brown Ruoff, as they discuss Turner's new book, A Man Called Horse, available now. This program is in partnership with Abrams Publishing and The Bookstore of Glen Ellyn.
A daring account of Black Seminole warrior, chief, and diplomat John Horse and the route he forged on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom for his people.
Glennette Tilley Turner has written nine children's books, including Fort Mose, An Apple for Harriet Tubman, and Running for Our Lives. She has also written collections of biographies of notable African Americans for adults, and she serves as an advisor to the National Park Service, where she helps plan programs for the national historic Underground Railroad trail. Turner has a master's degree in history and children's literature; has spoken at ALA, NCTE, BCALA, and the Library of Congress; has presented at Illinois library, historical, and reading organizations; and taught in the Chicago Public School system for many years. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and was inducted into International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers' of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago State University. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.