Writers Against Racism: Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling LyonsThe Writers Against Racism series is running fast and furious. Our very own Kelly Starling Lyons was Saturday’s feature.

If you missed it (like I did!), check it out now.

An excerpt:

In elementary school, I remember reading just one children’s book featuring African-American characters — Mildred D. Taylor’s Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. I bought it from Troll book club. I wished it and others had been part of the curriculum. I had wonderful, caring teachers, but I didn’t learn about the body of children’s books by African-Americans until I was in my early 20s. A new world opened to me. I felt affirmed.

After reading about Kelly’s experiences, check out M. Lavora Perry (Taneesha Never Disparaging) and Eleanora Tate, a 2008 Brown Bookshelf Spotlight.

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