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Lesa Cline-Ransome


Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of several books for children including the award-winning SATCHEL PAIGE and MAJOR TAYLOR: Champion Cyclist, both illustrated by her husband, James E. Ransome. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, she holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from NYU. She lives with her family in upstate New York.

Lesa Cline-Ransome

Books by Lesa Cline-Ransome

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome - Children's 4-8, Health

There’s so much to discover about germs. Did you know that germs make your stomach growl as they break down your food? Or that they can travel the world on anything from fleas and ticks to trains and buses?

by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome - Biography, Children's 4-8, Music

Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, especially the cornet blowing of  Joe "King" Oliver. But after a run in with the police, 11-year-old Louis was sent away to the Colored Waif s Home for Boys where he became a disciplined musician in the school s revered marching band. By the time he returned to his neighborhood, the "King" himself became his mentor and invited Armstrong to play with him in Chicago. Here is a joyful tribute to the virtuoso musician and buoyant personality who introduced much of the world to jazz.

Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome with illustrations by James E. Ransome - Biography, Children's 5-8, Children's 7-10, Children's Nonfiction, Picture

When Robert Battle was a boy wearing leg braces, he never dreamed he’d study at Juilliard. Though most dancers begin training at an early age, it wasn’t until Robert was a teenager that his appreciation for movement --- first from martial arts, then for ballet --- became his passion. But support from his family and teachers paired with his desire and determination made it possible for Robert to excel.