Author & Illustrator

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Biography

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of many books for children, including My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle & Journey to Alvin Ailey, which was an ALA Notable Book, an IRA Notable Book for a Global Society, and an NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended title for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children; Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Top 10 Sports Book for Youth; and Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, which The New York Times Book Review called, “visceral, intimate, and plainly told, this story is sure to move young children, and also motivate them to read more.” Her books were all illustrated by her husband, James E. Ransome. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she holds a master’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from NYU. She lives with her family in upstate New York. Visit her at LesaClineRansome.com.

Most Popular Lesa Cline-Ransome Books

Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Finding Langston
Before She Was Harriet book
5.5
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Before She Was Harriet
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams book
4.8
historical figures · sisters · sports · being famous · siblings
Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams
Words Set Me Free book
5.3
boats · reading · historical figures · African Americans
Words Set Me Free

All Lesa Cline-Ransome Books

Collaborators

Raul Colon
James E. Ransome

Personal Info

Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated
5Authored

Most Recent Book

picture book
Counting the Stars

Highest Rated Book

Before She Was Harriet book
5.5
Coretta Scott King Award Winners
Before She Was Harriet