Glennette Tilley Turner has written nine children’s books, including Fort Mose, An Apple for Harriet Tubman,and Running for Our Lives. She has also written collections of biographies of notable African Americans for adults, and she serves as an advisor to the National Park Service, where she helps plan programs for the national historic Underground Railroad trail. Turner has a master’s degree in history and children’s literature; has spoken at ALA, NCTE, BCALA, and the Library of Congress; has presented at Illinois library, historical, and reading organizations; and taught in the Chicago Public School system for many years. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her writing and was inducted into International Literary Hall of Fame for Writers’ of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center of Chicago State University. She lives in Wheaton, Illinois.