GLENNETTE TILLEY TURNER
A teacher for nearly twenty-five years, has firsthand knowledge of how children love to participate actively in learning. She knows youngsters enjoy reading about real people and presenting skits. As a child in North Carolina, and later in Florida and Illinois, she herself was intrigued with the way people met challenges, and especially liked reading biographies.
She was named Outstanding Women Educator in DuPage County, Illinois, where she lives with her husband. Recently retired, she devotes most of her time to writing. She is author of Surprise for Mrs. Burns, The Underground Railroad in DuPage County, Illinois, a biography of Lewis Latimer, and numerous articles in such publications as Scholastic Scope, Ebony, Jr!, the Chicago Tribune, Encore, and Elancee magazines. Glennette Tilley Turner is a former president of the Black Literary Umbrella and the Children’s Reading Roundtable of Chicago.
Elton C. Fax has illustrated numerous books, including his own Through Black Eyes: Journeys of a Black Artist to East Africa and Russia and West Africa Vignettes. He is the author of Contemporary Black Leaders, Seventeen Black Artists, and Garvey. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he received a BFA degree from Syracuse University. He lives in Woodside, New York.