Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. She is the author of over twenty-five books for young readers, including Dragons in a Bag and the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena's Jubilee. She is also a contributor to the anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Chicago. Visit zettaelliott.com or follow her on Twitter @zettaelliott and Facebook: Author Zetta Elliott.

Cherise Harris spent much of her childhood in Barbados writing stories and making art. She went on to complete her Associate Degree in Visual Arts at the Barbados Community College, her BFA in Illustration at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and her MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice at Falmouth University in the UK. She now lives in Barbados with her husband and toddler daughter.