Set at one young boy’s annual family reunion, this Caldecott Honor-winning picture book is a rich and moving celebration of Black history, culture, and the power of family traditions. “On reunion morning, we rise before the sun. Daddy hums as he packs our car with suitcases and a cooler full of snacks. He says there’s…
Celebrate the 120th anniversary of the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” with SING A SONG written by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Keith Mallett, a stirring picture book about the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.
You’ve seen the building. Now meet the man whose life went into it. Philip Freelon’s grandfather was an acclaimed painter of the Harlem Renaissance. His father was a successful businessman who attended the 1963 March on Washington. When Phil decided to attend architecture school, he created his own focus on African American and Islamic designers….
‘My Hands Tell a Story,’ written by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Tonya Engel is about a little girl who becomes transported by the stories in her grandmother’s hands. What stories does she discover?
Tiara has a gift for storytelling; her momma has a gift for making hats. When a new store opens that sells cheaper hats, Momma has to set her dreams aside, but Tiara has an idea for helping Momma’s dreams come true again. Educator Guide Tiara’s Hat Parade Educator Guide Tiara’s Hat Parade | NEA
A young girl learns a new meaning for freedom during the time of Reconstruction. Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already…
Trailer for picture book Hope’s Gift, written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by Don Tate and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons. The trailer was created by Nifty Book Trailers (http://niftybooktrailers.com/).
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“One More Dino On The Floor” by Kelly Starling Lyons. Pictures By Luke Flowers.
One Million Men and Me is a heartwarming picture book written by Kelly Starling Lyons and illustrated by Peter Ambush that explores the Million Man March through the eyes of a little girl who was with her daddy the day black men made history.
Tea Cakes for Tosh is a touching picture book written by Kelly Starling Lyons, illustrated by E.B. Lewis and published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.