Author

Jerdine Nolen

https://www.jerdinenolen.com/

Biography

Jerdine Nolen is the beloved author of many award-winning books, including Big Jabe; Thunder Rose, a Coretta Scott King Illlustrator Honor Book; and Hewitt Anderson’s Great Big Life, a Bank Street Best Book of the Year, all illustrated by Kadir Nelson. She is also the author of Eliza’s Freedom Road, illustrated by Shadra Strickland, which was an ALA/YALSA Best Fiction Nominee for Young Adults; Raising Dragons, illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award; and Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm, illustrated by Mark Buehner, which was made into a movie by the same name. Her other books include Calico Girl, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and Irene’s Wish, illustrated by A.G. Ford, which Kirkus Reviews called “delightful and memorable” in a starred review. Ms. Nolen is an educator and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
Calico Girl
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
Pitching in for Eubie
Raising Dragons
Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
Calico Girl
Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
Pitching in for Eubie
Raising Dragons

Books by Jerdine Nolen

    Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
    Jerdine Nolen, James E. Ransome
    Calico Girl
    Jerdine Nolen
    Eliza's Freedom Road: An Underground Railroad Diary
    Jerdine Nolen, Shadra Strickland
    Pitching in for Eubie
    Jerdine Nolen, E. B. Lewis
    Raising Dragons
    Jerdine Nolen, Elise Primavera

Book Stats

5
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0
Illustrated
4
Collaborators

All Jerdine Nolen Books

Collaborators

James E. Ransome
Shadra Strickland
E. B. Lewis
Elise Primavera

Book Dedications by Jerdine Nolen

  • For Virginia Hamilton and the dream when it is set free
    Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage

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