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Debra Darvick reviews The Colored Car

"The Colored Car is an emotional and compelling look at how the joys of daily life and the legacy of slavery affected children of the 1930s. We are in Patsy's kitchen when she helps with daily chores in the 1930s, we're in her train car to witness her horror and indignation at segregation, and we are in her heart when she works at letting go of the anger." — Ruth McNally Barshaw, author and illustrator of The Ellie McDoodle Diaries


The Power of Narrative blog December 1, 2014
Michigan Author Monday: Jean Alicia Elster

MLive.com April 24, 2014
Michigan author Jean Alicia Elster to visit Muskegon-area libraries, discuss segregation era

The Observer & Eccentric newspaper January 16, 2014
Author to share stories of racial struggles

Wayne State University Press website January 13, 2014
Two WSU Press titles named Michigan Notable Books!

Feed The Spirit blog December 2, 2013
Jean Alicia Elster: Memories & flavors from The Colored Car

Literary Rambles blog November 20, 2013
Interview with Jean Alicia Elster

Jean Alicia Elster profiled in Yak's Corner in the Detroit News and Detroit Free Press:
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Daily Tribune November 7, 2013
Detroit author Jean Alicia Elster brings "Colored Car" to Book Beat