MJCCA Book Fest: Millie Bobby Brown, Nineteen Steps

September 20, 2023 Atlanta $42.00
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A Prologue to the Book Festival of the MJCCA Presents Millie Bobby Brown, Nineteen Steps: A Novel



There will not be an onstage conversation. A ticket, which includes the book from our bookseller A Cappella Books, is required to access the line. This will be strictly enforced!

Nineteen Steps, the dazzling debut novel from actress, producer, and social justice advocate Millie Bobby Brown, is a moving tale of love, longing, and loss inspired by the true events of her family’s experience during World War II.

The book tells the story of 18-year-old Nellie Morris, who lives with her family in Bethnal Green while the second world war rages on around them. With a job assisting the mayor and nights spent at the local pub with her best friend, Nellie does her best to hold onto remnants of normalcy. After a chance encounter with Ray, an American airman stationed nearby, Nellie becomes enchanted with the idea of a broader world. Just when Nellie begins to embrace an exciting new life with Ray, a terrible incident occurs during an air raid one evening, and the consequences are catastrophic. As the truth about that night is revealed, Nellie’s world is torn apart. When it seems all hope is lost, Nellie finds that, against all odds, love and happiness can triumph.

Millie was inspired to write the book based on her own personal connection to the Bethnal Green Tube Disaster: her grandmother Ruth survived the accident, which became the largest single loss of civilian life in the UK during World War II. As Millie said, “Inspired by my Nanny Ruth, this book is very personal and close to my heart. I grew up listening to stories about her time living through the war. I’m honored to keep her story alive.”


Millie Bobby Brown is a British actress who has received worldwide recognition for her work on the Netflix series, Stranger Things, which earned her two Emmy nominations and a SAG Award, as well as her starring role in the Enola Holmes movie franchise. She has been featured in the TIME 100 list of the world’s most influential people and is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Nineteen Steps is her first book.

Follow Millie on Instagram @milliebobbybrown

Additional books will be available for purchase from our partner bookseller, A Cappella Books!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30338
$42.00 Member/Community
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