Please note, this talk is during school hours and is for the students only but we want to let parents know so they can help their kids get familiar with Zetta’s books before the visit.
Before the visit
We have purchased some copies of Zetta’s book for the classrooms so students can become familiar with her work before the visit. There are also additional copies in the library that students may check out.
• Consider checking out Zetta’s books from the school or public library.
• Talk up the visit before the actual date. The more excited the kids are about it, the more they’ll get out of it.
We’re looking forward to a great visit!
About the author
Zetta Elliott is a Black feminist writer of poetry, plays, essays, novels, and stories for children. She was born and raised in Canada, but has lived in the US for 20 years.
Bird, Zetta’s picture book for older readers about a family coping with addiction, won the Honor Award in Lee & Low Books’ New Voices Contest and the Paterson Prize for Books for Young Readers. Ship of Souls was named a Booklist Top Ten Sci-fi/Fantasy Title for Youth and was a finalist for the Phillis Wheatley Book Award.
Zetta is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing, and has self-published several illustrated books for younger readers under her own imprint, Rosetta Press. She currently lives in Brooklyn.