Northside Elementary School

Kelly Starling Lyons at Northside Elementary School for Sing a Song

Monday 9/23

Just in time for the 120th anniversary of the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—this stirring book celebrates the Black National Anthem and how it inspired five generations of a family.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us.

Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.

In Jacksonville, Florida, two brothers, one of them the principal of a segregated, all-black school, wrote the song “Lift Every Voice and Sing” so his students could sing it for a tribute to Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in 1900. From that moment on, the song has provided inspiration and solace for generations of Black families. Mothers and fathers passed it on to their children who sang it to their children and grandchildren. It has been sung during major moments of the Civil Rights Movement and at family gatherings and college graduations.

Inspired by this song’s enduring significance, Kelly Starling Lyons and Keith Mallett tell a story about the generations of families who gained hope and strength from the song’s inspiring words.

Kelly Starling Lyons is a teaching artist and award-winning children's book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of discovery. Her more than a dozen titles span picture books, easy readers and chapter books, fiction and nonfiction, standalone and series. She counts starred reviews, Junior Library Guild and Bank Street Best selections, National Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies and Scholastic Reading Club picks among the accolades her books have received. Titles include Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice & Sing Inspired Generations, Going Down Home with Daddy, the Jada Jones chapter book series, One More Dino on the Floor, Hope's Gift, Ellen's Broom, Tea Cakes for Tosh and One Million Men and Me.


 
Please place your order by 8 pm on Sunday, 9/22.
 
School orders receive a 10% discount, which staff will apply manually before your card is charged.
 

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Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525516095
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - August 6th, 2019

Rock Star #1 (Jada Jones #1) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780448487519
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Class Act #2 (Jada Jones #2) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780451534279
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Penguin Workshop - September 19th, 2017

Sleepover Scientist #3 (Jada Jones #3) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nneka Myers (Illustrator), Vanessa Brantley-Newton (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524790554
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - January 8th, 2019

Dancing Queen #4 (Jada Jones #4) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nneka Myers (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9781524790585
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Workshop - June 25th, 2019