Big Jabe (Prebound)
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About the Author
Jerdine Nolen is the author of many award-winning books for children, including "Eliza's Freedom Road", illustrated by Shadra Strickland; "Raising Dragons, " illustrated by Elise Primavera, which received the Christopher Award; and "Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm, " illustrated by Mark Buehner, which won 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.
Kadir Nelson won the 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Award and Illustrator Honor for Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans. He received Caldecott Honors for Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which he also garnered a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and won an NAACP Image Award. Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange won a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. Nelson's authorial debut, We Are the Ship, was a New York Times bestseller, a Coretta Scott King Author Award winner, and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book. He is also the author and illustrator of the acclaimed Baby Bear.