KELLY STARLING LYONS (Teacakes for Tosh; Jada Jones series) Reading & Book Signing

Meet best-selling children's book author Kelly Starling Lyons!

The Regulator welcomes children’s book author Kelly Starling Lyons for a reading and book signing. Meet the bestselling author of the Jada Jones series, Tea Cakes for Tosh, A Girl Named Misty, and One Millon Men and Me! This event is co-sponsored by Morehead Montessori Magnet Elementary School. All are welcome to attend.

Kelly Starling Lyons grew up in Pittsburgh. A life-long writer, she was inspired to write for children when she first saw the book Something Beautiful by Sharon Dennis Wyeth. It was the very first picture book she had seen with an African-American girl featured on the cover. 

Lyons has written six books for children that focus on aspects of African American history and culture. Her books include NEATE: Eddie’s Ordeal  and One Million Men and Me, both from Just Us Books;  Ellen’s Broom, Tea Cakes for Tosh, and Hope’s Gift, from G. P. Putnam’s and Sons; as well as One More Dino on the Floor, easy reader A Girl Named Misty about trailblazing ballerina Misty Copeland and the Jada Jones chapter book series. Her new picture book, Dream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip Freelon will be available early next year.

Lyons earned a B.A. in African-American Studies and an M.S. in Magazine Journalism at Syracuse University. She has since worked for Ebony Magazine, The News & Observer, and the Syracuse Herald-Journal. Lyons is one of the founding members of the blog The Brown Bookshelf, that is aimed at young African-American readers and features book reviews and author and illustrator interviews. Kelly Starling Lyons and her family make their home in Raleigh.

 

Event date: 
11/10/2019 - 2:00pm
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Tea Cakes for Tosh Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
Currently Unavailable
ISBN: 9780399252136
Availability: Call for availibility
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - December 6th, 2012

Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448487519
Availability: available for order
Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Class Act #2 (Jada Jones #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780451534279
Availability: available for order
Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516095
Availability: available for order
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Hope's Gift Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Don Tate (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780399160011
Availability: available for order
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - December 27th, 2012

Ellen's Broom Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399250033
Availability: available for order
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 5th, 2012

A Girl Named Misty: The True Story of Misty Copeland (American Girl: A Girl Named) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781338193053
Availability: available for order
Published: Scholastic Inc. - May 29th, 2018