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Kelly Starling Lyons

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Kelly Starling Lyons is an award-winning author whose 17 titles for children span easy readers, picture books, chapter books, fiction, nonfiction, and series. For more than a decade, Lyons has been creating inspiring books that center Black heroes, celebrate family, friendship and heritage and show all children the storyteller they hold inside. Her acclaimed titles include Going Down Home with Daddy, Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice & Sing Inspired Generations, Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon, Tiara's Hat Parade and the Jada Jones chapter book series. Her new easy reader series with illustrator Nina Mata, Ty's Travels, debuts September 1. The first book, All Aboard, earned a starred Kirkus review.

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Jada Jones Contest for First-Fourth Graders

To celebrate the release of the Jada Jones series, I created a contest for kids in first-fourth grade. Parents, teachers and guardians, please share their rules being a rock star friend by October 24 to enter.

Details and prizes here: http://www.kellystarlinglyons.com/boo....

I also have a special Jada Jones site:

www.jadajonesbooks.wordpress.com

Thank you for your support.

Happy reading,

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Published on October 15, 2017 10:27
Average rating: 4.17 · 5,188 ratings · 1,209 reviews · 41 distinct worksSimilar authors
Going Down Home with Daddy

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Ellen's Broom

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Rock Star (Jada Jones, #1)

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Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom!

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Dream Builder: The Story of...

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Tea Cakes for Tosh

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All Aboard!

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Hope's Gift

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Tiara's Hat Parade

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Class Act (Jada Jones, #2)

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All Aboard! Ty's Travels: Zip, Zoom! Beach Day! Ty's Travels: Lab Magic Winter Wonderland Ty's Travels: Camp-Out
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“I'll always remember the day Daddy took me on a journey . . . the day history was made with one million men and me.”
Kelly Starling Lyons, One Million Men and Me

“The dining room overflows with love-made dishes-smoked turkey, collards, mac and cheese, okra and tomatoes.”
Kelly Starling Lyons, Going Down Home with Daddy
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