Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. She is the author of over 25 books for young readers, including Dragons in a Bag and the award-winning picture books Bird and Melena’s Jubilee.

She is also a contributor to the anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices. Elliott is an advocate for greater diversity and equity in publishing. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Illinois.