Meet Dr. Eve L. Ewing, then join the discussion

Join us in March for three virtual programs centered on the work of Educational Sociologist Dr. Eve L. Ewing, award-winning author and assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, as we begin a new series of programming inspired by our Anti-Racism Resources.

Dr. Ewing’s research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. 

Chat virtually with the author, join in book discussions

Fireside Chat With Dr. Eve L. Ewing

  • Monday, March 1, 6 pm. Early registration is encouraged, as space is limited. This event will be interpreted live in American Sign Language (ASL).

Discuss Dr. Ewing’s Ghosts in the Schoolyard

Copies of the title can be placed on hold through the library’s catalog and downloaded through Media on Demand/Libby and Hoopla. Need help getting started with Media on Demand, Libby, and Hoopla? Watch how-to videos »

  • Thursday, March 11, 6:30 pm. Hosted in collaboration with the Austin Branch of the Chicago Public Library, the Anti-Racist Book Group meets virtually every month, and registration can be found on both libraries’ online calendars.
  • Wednesday, March 17, 1 pm. Join your neighbors for a Words on Wednesday book discussion.

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Ghosts in the Schoolyard

Dr. Ewing’s nonfiction work, Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, which examines the 2013 wave of targeted school closings in Chicago’s predominately low-income and African-American south side neighborhoods, is included in our Anti-Racism Resource Guide.


Her most recent work, 1919, a selection from last year’s summerlong adult reading program, is a unique collection of poems exploring the story of the Chicago Race Riots of 1919, an event largely neglected in modern discourse.

More about Dr. Ewing

Dr. Ewing is also the author of a book of poems, Electric Arches, an imaginative exploration of black girlhood and womanhood through poetry, visual art, and narrative prose, which was awarded the 2018 American Library Association Alex Award. She is currently continuing to write the Champions series for Marvel Comics and working on her next book, Original Sins: The (Mis)education of Black and Native Children and the Construction of American Racism.