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.

Gridiron: Stories from 100 Years of the National Football League
Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
Overground Railroad
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
The Bell Rang
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Before She Was Harriet
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Most Popular James E. Ransome Books

    picture • 32 Pages
    Before She Was Harriet
    Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
    picture • 48 Pages
    Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
    Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
    picture • 32 Pages
    Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
    Michael S Bandy, Eric Stein, James E. Ransome
    picture • 32 Pages
    Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
    Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
    picture • 48 Pages
    Overground Railroad
    Lesa Cline-Ransome, James E. Ransome
    picture • 32 Pages
    What Lincoln Said
    Sarah L. Thomson, James E. Ransome

Book Stats

1
Authored
16
Illustrated
10
Collaborators

All James E. Ransome Books

Hardcover
$19.99$18.59
picture • 32 Pages
Freedom Bird: A Tale of Hope and Courage
5.4
Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
picture • 48 Pages
Overground Railroad
5.5
Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
picture • 32 Pages
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box
5.3
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
picture • 40 Pages
The Bell Rang
4.9
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
picture • 48 Pages
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
4.8
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Before She Was Harriet
5.5
Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
picture • 48 Pages
My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle's Journey to Alvin Ailey
Hardcover
$19.99$18.99
picture • 40 Pages
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
5.3
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
5.3
Hardcover
$18.99$17.97
picture • 40 Pages
Young Pele: Soccer's First Star
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
picture • 32 Pages
Baby Blessings: A Prayer for the Day You Are Born
Hardcover
$18.99$17.66
picture • 32 Pages
What Lincoln Said
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
chapter • 40 Pages
Under the Quilt of Night
Paperback
$7.99$7.59
picture • 31 Pages
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
4.3
Paperback
$7.95$7.59
picture • 40 Pages
Uncle Jed's Barbershop
Hardcover
$19.99$18.59

Collaborators

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

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