Lesa Cline-Ransome

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Lesa Cline-Ransome is a 1 time AALBC.com Bestselling Author

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the writer of many picture books. Her picture book biography titles include Satchel Paige, Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, Young Pele, Soccer’s First Star, Helen Keller, The World in Her Heart, Before There was Mozart and Words Set me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Other titles are Quilt Alphabet, Quilt Counting, Light in the Darkness, A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret, and the 2018 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book Before She Was Harriet: The Story of Harriet Tubman.

Originally from Malden, Massachusetts, Lesa has worked as a proofreader, fashion copywriter, publicist, teacher in the New York City Schools, and taught writing for adults. She has a B.F.A. in Merchandising and Management from Pratt Institute and an M.A. in Education from N.Y.U.

She lives in Rhinebeck, New York and with her husband and frequent collaborator, illustrator James Ransome, four children and St. Bernard, Nola.

Learn more at Lesa Cline-Ransome’s official website


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