Author & Illustrator

James E. Ransome

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.

Most Recent Book
Granddaddy's Turn book

"About" from Simon & Schuster Summer 2018 Catalog

picture Books

Granddaddy's Turn book
Granddaddy's Turn
Bell Rang book
Bell Rang
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams book
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
My Story, My Dance book
My Story, My Dance
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio book
Joltin' Joe DiMaggio
Words Set Me Free book
Words Set Me Free
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) book
Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Collaborators

Lesa Cline-Ransome
Lesa Cline-Ransome
Jonah Winter
Jonah Winter
Michael S Bandy
Michael S Bandy
Eric Stein
Eric Stein
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
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