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Mary E. Lyons is the author of many books for children and young adults, including Roy Makes a Car, Feed the Children First, Dear Ellen Bee, Letters from a Slave Girl, and Sorrow's Kitchen. In addition to the Golden Kite Award and a Horn Book Fanfare for Letters from a Slave Girl, Lyons was also the recipient of a 2005 Aesop Award for Roy Makes a Car and a Carter G. Woodson Award for Sorrow's Kitchen. A teacher and former librarian, she lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. You can learn more about her at

  • ILA Teachers' Choices
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • ALA Best Books For Young Adults
  • Carter G. Woodson Book Award (NCTFSS)
  • Charlton W. Tebeau Book Award
  • Joan G. Sugarman Children's Book Award

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