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Kelly Starling Lyons is a children's book author and founding member of The Brown Bookshelf (www.thebrownbookshelf.com), a team of authors and illustrators dedicated to raising awareness of black children's book creators. As a kid, she rarely saw stories for young readers that featured characters of color. Her mission is to make sure children today have a different reality. Her books include NEATE: Eddie's Ordeal; CCBC Choices-honored picture book, One Million Men and Me; Ellen's Broom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, Junior Library Guild and Bank Street Best selection and Tea Cakes for Tosh and Hope's Gift, Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People. Her latest picture book, One More Di ...more

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.
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Going Down Home with Daddy

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Tea Cakes for Tosh

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Rock Star (Jada Jones, #1)

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Sing a Song: How "Lift Ever...

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One More Dino on the Floor

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Class Act (Jada Jones, #2)

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