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Kelly Starling Lyons


Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons

Books by Kelly Starling Lyons

by Kelly Starling Lyons and Don Tate - African American Interest, Children's, Fiction, Historical Fiction, History

In 1852, Hope's father can't stand to be a slave for another minute, so one night he runs away to join the Union army and fight for freedom. Hope is sad to see her father go and is scared she will never see him again. Before he leaves, Papa leaves Hope a conch shell telling her that the sound the shell makes is the sound of freedom. On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves and Hope sees a familiar shape on the horizon.

Written by Kelly Starling Lyons, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - Children's, Family, Fiction, History

Tosh loves the tea cakes Grandma Honey always makes him, but even more than that, he loves the story of great-great-great-great-grandma Ida baking them in the big house of a plantation and sneaking them to slave children who weren't allowed to have sweets. When Grandma Honey begins to forget the story, Tosh is there to return the gift of tea cakes and stories.