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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bernard C. Turner  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult; Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.highlightsofchicago.com
-- Bernard C. Turner on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bernard+c.+turner


Illinois Connection

Turner was born in Bronzeville and educated in the Chicago Public School system. He studied German and History at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and at the University of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bernard Turner has a career in teaching German and Spanish and a sales representative and marketing manager in educational publishing. He is a docent at the Chicago History Museum where he gives walking tours of Old Town and Lincoln Park. He also provides Green Line and Brown Line L Tours and guided tours of Bronzeville and other neighborhoods. Mr. Turner founded ''Highlights of Chicago Press'' in 2002 with the publication of ''A View of Bronzeville'', a neighborhood tour guide that focuses on the important institutions and people that made Bronzeville a great neighborhood. In addition to his volunteer work at the Chicago History Museum, Bernard is on the board of the Camp Douglas Restoration Foundation and the Black Metropolis National Heritage Area Commission.


Selected Titles At Your Library

A view of Bronzeville /
ISBN: 0971048703. OCLC Number:

Highlights of Chicago Press,. Chicago, IL :. ©2002.

T.J. and the mysterious stranger /
ISBN: 097104872x. OCLC Number:

Highlights of Chicago Press,. Chicago, IL :. 2004.

TJ visits the branch office of the Chicago newspaper the Defender in hope of getting a newspaper route, but he discovers he isn't the only boy who wants a job. They must enter a contest to enroll the most new subscribers to be able to win the job. On his way home he meets a stranger who gives him some good advice on how to win the contest.

The windies' city :
ISBN: 0971048738. OCLC Number:

Highlights of Chicago Press,. Chicago, Ill. :. ©2006.

Science makes friends /
ISBN: 0971048797. OCLC Number:

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"Science Makes Friends is the story of a father who is a conservationist at Lincoln Park Zoo, who receives a guest lectureship at the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador. Learn how the family, especially the children adjust to their new environment. Beautifully illustrated by José Alemán Sasieta, Science Makes Friends will enchant young readers and give them information about the importance of saving endangered species and careers in conservation"--Amazon.com.

Tate and his historic dream /
ISBN: 0971048746. OCLC Number:

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"Tate put off writing his fourth grade history paper until the last minute and would still rather play outside with his friends than work on the paper. While staring blankly at a picture that includes a group of people who made an impact on the history of the United States, he suddenly finds himself interacting with them. Through interesting dialogue and questions, Tate learns how these historic figures worked together or influenced each other. As a result of his experience, he is motivated to learn more and feels that he, too, can make a difference" -- Page 4 of cover.


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