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General Information


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Genre: C:ADULT C:CHILDREN Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: Chicago, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Ewing was born and raised in the Logan Square community of Chicago and is a proud alumna of Chicago Public Schools. She still resides in Chicago today.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education and a writer from Chicago. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Washington Post, The New York Times, and many other venues.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """1919"""

-- *Best Books by Women of Summer, O Magazine, 2019

-- *25 Hot Books of Summer, Chicago Tribune, 2019

-- *The Millions Must-Read Poetry, June 2019

-- *Most Anticipated Reads of Summer, LitHub, 2019

-- *29 Summer Books To Get Excited About, Buzzfeed

-- *Best New Books of June, Chicago Review of Books, 2019

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *11 notable Chicago books of 2019, Chicago Tribune


-- """Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side"""

-- *Best Books of the Year, NPR, 2018

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal


-- "Maya and the Robot"

-- *Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022