Lesa Cline-Ransome authors historical fiction, biographies, and educational concept books. She grew up in a small town near Boston. Ransome, who often accompanied her mother on weekly excursions to the library, was a vigorous reader and writer. She aspired to be a journalist before giving it up for many reasons, one of which was to create her own stories. Most of her books are illustrated by James E. Ransome, who is not only her husband but is the one who inspired her to consider writing for children. Their collaboration has resulted in 12 picture books. The latest is the new release due out October 27th, My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey. It tells the story of a young, bow-legged boy who wore leg braces, but grew up to become a dancer, choreographer, and, ultimately, the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. To learn more about Lesa-Cline Ransome, click on the social and sources links below.
I hope [children] find inspiration in the passion and perseverance of the characters in all of my books.
Freedom's School (2015)
Quilt Counting (2002)
Quilt Alphabet (2001)
Satchel Paige (2000)