Author & Illustrator

Jerry Craft


Jerry Craft is an author-illustrator who has worked on numerous books for young readers. Jerry created Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning comic strip. He has won five African American Literary Awards and cofounded the Black Comic Book Festival. He received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts and lives in Connecticut.

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Jaylen Craft
Aren Craft
Patrik Henry Bass

Book Dedications by Jerry Craft

  • To all the Jordan Bankses of the world. To my family, Jay, Aren, and Autier. thank you for making me a better person. Thanks to my agent, Judy Hansen, my editor Andrew Eliopulos, and the team at HarperCollins for embracing my vision. Thanks to Marva Allen, Pam Allyn, Debra Lakow Dorfman, David Saylor, Andrea Davis Pinkney, and Andrea Colvin for inspiring me along the way. And last but not least, thanks to Barbara Slate, Jim Keefe, Ray Billingsley, M’shindo Kuumba, Eric Velasquez, Danni Ai, and Jennifer Crute for making me a better artist.
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