Craft, Jerry

Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written close to two dozen children’s books. His newest is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren Craft called: The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention! — an action / adventure story designed to teach kids about the negative effects of bullying. It’s the story of five school bullies who get superpowers, but instead of turning into cool heroes, they take on the characteristics of the kids they pick on. Jerry is also the creator of Mama’s Boyz, an award-winning comic strip that was syndicated by King Features for more than 15 years. His work has appeared in national publications such as Essence Magazine, Ebony, and two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Jerry has won five African American Literary Awards. He recently illustrated his first book for Scholastic called The Zero Degree Zombie Zone, written by Patrik Henry Bass.

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