Jean Alicia Elster at Brighton District Library’s 2014 Local Author Showcase with youth lit author and nature enthusiast Lori Taylor and Kenny (the snake!).


Jean Alicia Elster at indie bookstore Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan with youth book buyer, Dianne.


Jean Alicia Elster gives a presentation on The Colored Car at Live Coal Gallery in Detroit.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 6th Annual Reading Rocks in Rockford (Michigan) event with Biscuit the Dog.


Jean Alicia Elster stands with other recipients of the Library of Michigan's 2014 Michigan Notable Book Award.


Jean Alicia Elster leads the workshop "Writing for Young Adults" at the 2014 Detroit Working Writers Annual Conference.


Jean Alicia Elster presents in the amphitheater at the Boulan Park Middle School, Troy, Michigan for 2014 the Michigan Notable Book Author Tour.


Jean Alicia Elster stands with Airport Community Schools librarian Lisa Brakel and Carleton Branch Library Manager David Ross during the reception preceding her presentation at Airport High School for the 2014 Michigan Notable Book Tour.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Reeths-Puffer Middle School w/ Principal Simian Frang.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Reception honoring Elster.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Muskegon Heights District Library.


Jean Alicia Elster at the 7th Read in the Park (Berkley, Michigan) with fellow-authors Wong Herbert Yee and Rhonda Gowler Greene.


Jean Alicia Elster, National Reading Month guest author, Rawsonville Elementary School, Van Buren Township, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster with Lyon Township Public Library (Michigan) Youth Services Librarian, next to visual aids for The Colored Car presentation.


Jean Alicia Elster at Grant Rapids Public Library (Michigan) with 2014 Black History Month event coordinator Melissa Fox.


Jean Alicia Elster at Eastover Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills, MI during Q & A for The Colored Car (with sign language interpreter).


Jean Alicia Elster being interviewed on The Craig Fahle Show, WDET-FM, Detroit Pubic Radio.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest speaker, 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Program, Novi Public LIbrary.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest speaker at Charlotte Mason Academy, Detroit, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster at Brighton District Library’s 2014 Local Author Showcase with event coordinator/social media librarian Sarah Perry.


The Colored Car and Who’s Jim Hines? on display at indie bookstore Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster after presentation at Live Coal Gallery in Detroit with poet Terry Blackhawk.


View of the banner for the 6th Annual Reading Rocks in Rockford (Michigan) event.


Jean Alicia Elster arrives at the 2014 Michigan Notable Book Awards-Night for Notables event at the Library of Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster reads Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw for the Indies First Children's Storytime Day at The Book Beat, Oak Park, Michigan.


Jean Alicia Elster speaks at St. Clair County Library, Port Huron, Michigan for 2014 the Michigan Notable Book Author Tour.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Spring Lake District Library w/ librarian Lisa Donner.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Spring Lake District Library.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Reeths-Puffer Middle School.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - The Bookman independent bookstore.


Jean Alicia Elster - 2014 west coast Michigan book tour - Muskegon Heights District Library w/ tour coordinators Margaret Willey and Doris Rucks.


Jean Alicia Elster, guest-speaker, at the 7th Read in the Park (Berkley, Michigan).

ship, Michigan with daughter/school social worker, Elizabeth Elster.


Jean Alicia Elster reading from The Colored Car at Farmington Hills Community Library (Michigan).


Jean Alicia Elster at Barnes & Noble-Troy, Michigan The Colored Car autograph event with youth book club sponsor Lisa Edmond.


Jean Alicia Elster at Eastover Elementary School, Bloomfield Hills, MI with sign language interpreter signing the title The Colored Car.


Host Craig Fahle prepares to interview Jean Alicia Elster for The Craig Fahle Show, WDET-FM, Detroit Public Radio.


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