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Author, illustrator to talk about new children's book marking Emancipation Proclamation

Posted January 21, 2013

Kelly Starling Lyons, a Raleigh mom and successful children's book author, will feature her latest book "Hope's Gift" at a special event on Thursday.

Lyons, along with illustrator Don Tate, will talk about the book, which commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. "Hope's Gift," published by Penguin, is a poignant story of a girl’s gift, a conch shell to comfort her when her father joins the Union Army to fight for their freedom, according to a description.

They'll be at the Richard B. Harrison Community Library on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh at 6 p.m., Thursday.

Lyons will read from the book, talk about what inspired her to write it and offer a craft related to the story. Tate will talk about his work to bring stories to life. This one will be a lot of fun.

I've written about Lyons several times. She was one of the featured moms on our Made by Mom Gift Guide last year.

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