Jean Alicia Elster at the Leon & Lulu Books and Authors Event in Clawson, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster reads from The Colored Car at the Wayne State University Press 75th anniversary celebration.


Featured author Jean Alicia Elster with Alma Greer, founder of Legacy of Literacy, Inc., which sponsored the 2016 Literacy in the Park event, Highland Park, Michigan.


Close-up of Jean Alicia Elster’s 2016 summer reading titles.


Jean Alicia Elster at “BFest" Teen Book Festival at Barnes & Noble LIvonia/Northville (Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Don Bosco Hall Youthville Detroit Literacy Event.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at John F. Kennedy High School (9th grade students) in Taylor, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest speaker at the Ann Arbor District Library’s "Write On!" Short Story Contest Awards Celebration.


Jean Alicia Elster leading her presentation titled “Race, Reading and Reality” at the 2016 Michigan Reading Association Conference, Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster at the Sunday brunch with teachers/book-lovers at the 2016 Michigan Reading Association Conference, Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at Pages Bookshop event (Detroit), with Susan Connelly Murphy (owner) and book-lover Kristen.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest speaker at the 2016 National African American Parent Involvement Day, Bryant Elementary School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at the Pages Bookshop (Detroit) “Indies First/Small Business Saturday” event with owner Susan Connelly Murphy and author Kelly Fordon.


Jean Alicia Elster at Orion Township (Michigan) Public Library Author Fair with fellow authors (from left): SJ Lomas, Kris Remenar, Deb Pilutti, Ruth McNally Barshaw, Kathryn Allen, Nancy Shaw and Matt Faulkner.


Jean Alicia Elster with fellow author Lisa Peers at the 2015 Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors event (Clawson, Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster with Mary Kay group leader Chinyere Crutcher in the vendor room at Jack and Jill of America, Inc. 2015 Mid-Western Regional Workday Cluster, Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster during her presentation on The Colored Car for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project “People and Places” program at the Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster w/ youth lit authors Matt Faulkner, Ruth McNally Barshaw and Wong Herbert Yee at The Book Beat - Indie Bookstore Day Celebration (Oak Park, MI).


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Southfield (Michigan) Public Library's Creecy Book Club, w/ book club member Shelley Williams.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Southfield (Michigan) Public Library's Creecy Book Club.


Jean Alicia Elster at Central Collegiate Academy with InsideOut Writers-in-Residence Mahogany Jones (to her right) and Shawntai Brown (to her left).


Jean Alicia Elster--Guest Speaker for 2015 National Reading Month "Sweet Endings” program at Detroit Enterprise Academy w/ event coordinators Ms. Fouch and Ms. Moffett.


Jean Alicia Elster during “Joe Joe in the City” presentation at Pattengill Elementary School (Ann Arbor, Michigan).


Audience awaiting Jean Alicia Elster’s presentation as the keynote speaker at the inaugural Association of Michigan Independent Schools (AIMS) Affinity Workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 2014 Orion Township Public Library - Local Author Fair .


Jean Alicia Elster at the 16th Annual Writers on the River books and authors event, Ellis Library, Monroe, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at 2014 Leon & Lulu Books and Authors event with fellow authors Cindy LaFerle and Karen Bell-Brege.


Jean Alicia Elster at Gesu Catholic School with The Colored Car presentation coordinator Anita Sevier.


Jean Alicia Elster with fellow-author Sylvia Hubbard at the Leon & Lulu Books and Authors Event in Clawson, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster celebrates at the Wayne State University Press 75th anniversary event with Press marketing director, Emily Nowak.


Bill & Jean Alicia Elster with 2016 summer reading stack from indie bookstore Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster, featured author at the 2016 Literacy in the Park on the grounds of the McGregor Library, Highland Park, Michigan.

Jean Alicia Elster at “BFest" Teen Book Festival at Barnes & Noble LIvonia/Northville (Michigan) with fellow-author M. G. Buehrlen.


Promo poster for Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at the Don Bosco Hall Youthville Detroit Literacy Event.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at John F. Kennedy High School in Taylor, Michigan, with co-teachers (from left) Ms. Metz and Ms. Fortener.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest speaker at the Ann Arbor District Library’s "Write On!" Short Story Contest Awards Celebration, with event coordinator Kayla Coughlin.


Jean Alicia Elster at the morning autograph session with fellow-author Amy Hendrickson at the 2016 Michigan Reading Association Conference, Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster at her publisher’s table in the exhibitors hall at the 2016 Michigan Reading Association Conference, Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest author at Pages Bookshop event (Detroit), with book-lovers (from left) Lisa, Kristen, Susan/owner and Eileen.


Jean Alicia Elster at the Janice Charach Gallery, W. Bloomfield, Michigan, with portrait/figure artist John Hegarty and his colored pencil drawing titled "Jean Alicia Elster - Author".


Jean Alicia Elster, featured author at the Don Bosco Hall Literacy Event (Detroit), with Youth Development Administrator Kimberly Newberry.


Jean Alicia Elster, featured author at the Don Bosco Hall Literacy Event (Detroit), during presentation to youth in the after-school program.


Jean Alicia Elster with S. Ciara Mitaro at the 2015 Leon & Lulu's Books & Authors event (Clawson, Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster autographing a new shipment of The Colored Car and Who’s Jim Hines? at the indie bookstore, The Book Beat, in Oak Park, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster stands w/ poet Leslie Reese after their presentations for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project “People and Places” program at the Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster's The Colored Car presentation at Communication & Media Arts High School (Detroit Public School) through the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (and funded by a Michigan Humanities Council grant).


Jean Alicia Elster - guest author at the Roseville Public Library for a 2015 National Library Week presentation.


Jean Alicia Elster - guest author at the Skillman Branch-Detroit Public Library's monthly “Lunchtime Author Series" w/ librarian Carol Hale and patron.


Jean Alicia Elster w/ hubby and son getting creative juices replenished at artist Baron Batch’s Studio A.M. (Pittsburgh) Sunday brunch.


Jean Alicia Elster's The Colored Car presentation at Central Collegiate Academy for the InsideOut Literary Arts Project (funded via a Michigan Humanities Council grant)..


Jean Alicia Elster with Karon Walker, Public Services Librarian at the Holt Branch Library (in Delphi Twp. outside Lansing, Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster, keynote speaker at the inaugural Association of Michigan Independent Schools (AIMS) Affinity Workshop in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 2014 Orion Township Public Library - Local Author Fair with fellow youth lit authors S. J. Lomas (standing), Kelly DiPucchio and Deb Pilutti.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 16th Annual Writers on the River event with author Ruth McNally Barshaw (who wrote the back cover “blurb” for The Colored Car).


Jean Alicia Elster at 2014 Leon & Lulu Books and Authors event with fellow author Shutta Crum.


Jean Alicia Elster—The Colored Car presentation at Gesu Catholic School w/ 4th-5th grade students.

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