Jennifer Smith Turner’s recent book Child Bride was named best fiction e-book for 2020 by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, and BiblioBoard. The book is about a young girl who grows up in the segregated South. Announced April 22, the award honors the best self-published ebooks in fiction and poetry by an African American author in the U.S.

A poet and writer who recently served as interim CEO of the Newman’s Own Foundation, Ms. Smith Turner lives full time in Oak Bluffs. She is currently working on her third collection of poetry for publication.