Author & Illustrator

James E. Ransome

Biography

James E. Ransome’s highly acclaimed illustrations for Before She Was Harriett received the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jed’s Barbershop; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt; and Let My People Go, winner of the NAACP Image Award. He frequently collaborates with his wife, author Lesa Cline-Ransome. Some of their titles include Game Changers: The Story of Venus Serena Williams, which received four starred reviews; My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.

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Deloris Jordan
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Jonah Winter
Michael S Bandy
Eric Stein
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Sarah L. Thomson
Jerdine Nolen

Book Dedications by James E. Ransome

  • For my uncle and aunt, Joe and Shirley Ransome
    Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage

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11Illustrated

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