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Kelly Starling Lyons

Biography

Kelly Starling Lyons

Kelly Starling Lyons

Books by Kelly Starling Lyons

by Kelly Starling Lyons and Daniel Minter - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Ellen always knew the broom resting above the hearth was special. Before it was legal for her mother and father to officially be married, the broom was what made them a family anyway. But now all former slaves who had already been married in their hearts could register as lawful husband and wife. When Ellen and her family make the long trip to the courthouse dressed in their best, she brings the broom her parents had jumped so many years before. Even though freedom has come, Ellen knows the old traditions are important too.