Eliza's freedom Road
By Jerdine nolen
Jerdine Nolen is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Raising Dragons, illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award, and Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, illustrated by Mark Buehner, winner of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award. She and Kadir Nelson collaborated on Thunder Rose, which School Library Journal called "a wonderful tale of joy and love" and Hewitt Anderson's Great Big Life, which received the Society of Illustrators' Gold Medal. Jerdine Nolen lives with her family in Ellicott City, Maryland.