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Ciara L. Hill

author, Ciara Hill
"I am on a mission to create diverse books that help children learn invaluable lessons, while they receive powerful and inspiring messages"



Ciara L. Hill, is a licensed child and family therapist in Washington, DC, a National Board-Certified Counselor and a Human Services- Board Certified Practitioner. Ciara is a proud HBCU alumna of Delaware State University, where she received her undergraduate degree in Psychology. She also has a graduate degree in Community Counseling. Once a traveling “military brat” due to her father’s enlistment in the US Army, she was introduced early on to different cultures and the importance of embracing diversity. Ciara is happily married and has a son, Shiloh, to whom 'Shiloh and Dande the Lion' is dedicated.



Shiloh and Dande the Lion is an imaginative story that explores diversity, tolerance, and empowerment through the fantastic dream of a young boy. Shiloh, whose name means peace, is bullied at a new school for the color of his skin. After talking to his mom about it, Shiloh discovers a dandelion in his backyard. He makes a wish, goes to sleep, and Dande the Lion comes to life! Unexpected adventures await Shiloh, as he meets unlikely creatures that share their magical experiences, to help him gain courage, confidence and overcome adversity.

Perfect as a bedtime story or to be used in the classroom. Great for both guided and independent reading! Free downloadable lessons plans accompany this book at

64 pages / Readers: 5-8 
Publication date: April 3, 2020
Self Published- Lawton Classic Books




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