Zetta Elliott

Zetta Elliott


Zetta Elliott is the author of over forty books for young readers, including the award-winning picture books BIRD and A PLACE INSIDE OF ME. DRAGONS IN A BAG, a middle grade fantasy novel, was named an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book and was selected for the 2021 Global Read Aloud. Her young adult poetry collection, SAY HER NAME, won the 2021 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Excellence in North American Poetry. Her verse novel, MOONWALKING, made the 2023 Notable Books for a Global Society list. Elliott’s next picture book, A SONG FOR JUNETEENTH, will be published by LBYR in May. Her own imprint, Rosetta Press, generates culturally relevant stories that center children who have been misrepresented and/or rendered invisible in children’s literature. She currently lives in Chicago, IL.

Events with Zetta Elliott

Writing Truthfully for Kids about Today’s Issues

13 May 2023
2:30 pm
AIA Center for Architecture Room 532