kelly starling lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons is an award-winning children’s book author, teaching artist, and founding member of The Brown Bookshelf. Her latest titles are Tiara’s Hat ParadeDream Builder: The Story of Architect Philip FreelonSing a Song: How “Lift Every Voice & Sing” Inspired GenerationsGoing Down Home with Daddy, and the Ty’s Travels easy reader series. Her mission is to create books that center Black heroes; celebrate family, friendship, and heritage; and show all children the storyteller they hold inside.