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Kelly Starling Lyons

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Starling Lyons

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A story for every occasion

My mission is to center Black heroes, celebrate family, friendship and heritage and show all kids the stories they hold inside.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Starling Lyons

“I lost and found myself over and over in the pages of books.”

I grew up in a family that encouraged creativity. My mother, who sings, acts and writes plays, took my brother and me to productions at a children’s theater and made up bedtime tales. She inspired us to express ourselves through the arts.

My grandparents taught us old-school dances, crooned gospel tunes and showed their imagination through cooking and gardening. As if sprinkled by fairy dust, I became enchanted too and began to write. I started by penning entries in my diary.

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Page to Stage

Today’s news has me overflowing with joy. Thrilled to share that my mom and I are working with The Kennedy Center to adapt Going Down Home with Daddy for the…
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Teachable Moment

Hello Friends, I’m writing to share an important update about She Persisted: Dorothy Height. After publication, I discovered that I included an error about the March on Washington for Jobs and…
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