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From Sit-Ins to Marches: Children & Civil Rights

From Sit-Ins to Marches: Children & Civil Rights

In this interactive performance, students learn the history behind two of the author's books: NEATE: Eddie's Ordeal and One Million Men and Me. They see pictures featuring young people involved in the Civil Rights Movement and the Million Man March, explore the process of turning an idea into a finished book, learn a freedom song and participate in an interactive reading. *** Great program for fifth graders before a trip to Washington, DC.

Artist Background

Kelly Starling Lyons is a children's book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. Her books include chapter book, NEATE: Eddie's Ordeal; CCBC Choices-honored picture book, One Million Men and Me; Ellen's Broom, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book, Junior Library Guild and Bank Street Best selection; Tea Cakes for Tosh, a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People and winner of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Award for Juvenile Literature (sponsored by NC AAUW) and Hope's Gift, a Storytelling World Award winner and SIBA Okra Pick. She presents regularly at schools and libraries in NC, VA, SC and beyond. Learn more at

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