Author/Artist Talk about Before She Was Harriet
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
Sunday, February 18, 2pm @ Montclair Public Library
Hear award-winning children’s’ book author/illustrator duo Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome talk about their new book Before She Was Harriet, the story of Harriet Tubman.
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in verse by Lesa Cline Ransome and illustrated by award-winning artist James E. Ransome.
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Together the Ransome’s have written a number of books including Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass, Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History, and Just a Lucky So and So: The Story of Louis Armstrong.
Registration is recommended, but not required. http://www.montclairlibrary.org/news-events/ransomes-2/