MPL: Lesa Cline-Ransome & James E. Ransome, Before She Was Harriet



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 DouglassBenny 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/

Event date: 
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Event address: 
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Before She Was Harriet Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780823420476
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017

Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass (Paula Wiseman Books) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781416959038
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - January 3rd, 2012

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Taking the Stage as the First Black-And-White Jazz Band in History Cover Image
$15.26
ISBN: 9780823423620
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Published: Holiday House - February 1st, 2014

Just a Lucky So and So Cover Image
By Lesa Cline-Ransome, Arnell Powell (Narrated by)
$13.49
ISBN: 9781520046990
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Published: Dreamscape Media - August 16th, 2016