Author and poet Angela Jackson.

Shorefront, in partnership with Northwestern University Press, will host a reading and book-signing by author and poet Angela Jackson and her book, “Where I Must Go,”  from 6 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Shorefront Legacy Center in the Weissbourd-Holmes building, 2010 Dewey Ave.

Ms. Jackson was born in Greenville, Miss., grew up on Chicago’s South Side and was educated at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. “Where I Must Go,” her first novel, is narrated by young Magdalena Grace, whose story involves the readers in both privilege and privation at the time of the American civil rights movement.

Ms. Jackson’s book “Dark Legs and Silk Kisses; The Beatitudes of the Spinners” won the 1993 Chicago Sun-Times Book of the Year Award in Poetry and the 1994 Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry.

Her selected poems are compiled in “And All These Roads Be Luminous.”