Calling all middle grade readers! You are going to want to be at the Telling Tales festival this September when we welcome Zetta Elliott to the Rose Garden Stage. She will be presenting The Witch’s Apprentice the third book in the critically acclaimed Dragons in a Bag series. Be sure to head to the autograph tent at 2:00pm on Sunday to meet Zetta.

She is the author of over 25 books for young readers, including 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.

Zetta Elliott was born in Canada and moved to the United States in 1994. A longtime resident of Brooklyn, she currently lives in Illinois.