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Above: James Ransome & Lesa Cline-Ransome at the 2013 National Book Festival

James & Lesa Ransome
Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ransome & Nola
photo courtesy of Chronogram Magazine

TeachingBooks.net:
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Chronogram Magazine:
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Kirkus Reviews, Feb. 8, 2012 by Jessie Grearson:
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Poughkeepsie Journal:
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The Brown Bookshelf/Reviews:
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Radio interview with Tom Joyner co-host Sybil Wilkes:
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Notable Reviews

Kwame Alexander NY times book review:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/28/books/review/kwame-alexander-on-childrens-books-and-the-color-of-characters.html

Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes

Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8050-7915-9
Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/germs-cline-ransone/

Just a Lucky So and So

Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/just-a-lucky-so-and-so/
Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8234-3428-2

My Story, My Dance

Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4814-2221-5
New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/03/books/review/03bookshelf-breakthrough-lives.html

Freedom's School

Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/freedoms-school/

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson

Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/benny-goodman-and-teddy-wilson/
Publisher's Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-8234-2362-0

Whale Trails

Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/whale-trails-before-and-now/
Children's Book Council
http://www.cbcbooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Notable-Social-Studies-Trade-Books-for-Young-People-2016-Preview3.pdf

Light in the Darkness

New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/books/nelson-mandela-by-kadir-nelson-and-more.html?_r=0
USA Today
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/02/20/black-history-month/1930529/
Kirkus Reviews
http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/light-darkness/

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass

Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-4169-5903-8
School Library Journal Starred Review
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/home/893404-312/words_set_me_free_the.html.csp
New York Times Book Review, Sunday, February 12, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/books/review/bookshelf-black-history.html?_r=1&ref=bookreviews
Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/words-set-me-free/#review

Before There Was Mozart

Kirkus Reviews
http://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/there-was-mozart/#review
TheHappyNappyBookseller
http://thehappynappybookseller.blogspot.com/2011/08/before-there-was-mozart-lesa-cline.html

Satchel Paige

Kirkus Reviews
https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/lesa-cline-ransome/satchel-paige/#review

Pele: Soccer's First Star

Booklist Starred Review
http://www.booklistonline.com/Young-Pele-Soccer-s-First-Star-Lesa-ClineRansome/pid=1974226

 

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