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Jerry Mikorenda

Jerry's work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Herald, The Gotham Center History Blog, and the 2010 Encyclopedia of New York City. His biography America's First Freedom Rider: Elizabeth Jennings, Chester A. Arthur, and the Early Fight for Civil Rights was published in 2020.

His short stories have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, BULL, Cowboy Jamboree, and Gravel Magazine as well as other journals. His historical novel, The Whaler's Daughter was published by Regal House in 2021.

Published Works:

The Whaler's Daughter


In 1910 Australia, a young girl befriends an aboriginal boy and together they save an Orca pod.

Published in 2021 by Regal House Publishing (Fitzroy Books).


America's First Freedom Rider


In 1854, Elizabeth Jennings desegregates NYC's transit system 100 years before Rosa Parks.

Published in 2020 by Lyons Press (Rowman & Littlefield).


Where to Purchase:

America's First Freedom Rider

The Whaler's Daughter

 
 

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