Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons is the author of Ellen’s Broom, Hope's Gift, and Tea Cakes for Tosh. Her books have been chosen as Junior Library Guild selections, Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year, and IRA/CBC Children’s Choices among other accolades. She is also one of the founders of The Brown Bookshelf, a blog that seeks to increase awareness of Black voices writing for young readers. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter and son, who love collecting rocks just like Jada.