Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome
James Ransome (illustrator) and Lesa Cline-Ransome (author) collaborated on their first book together with a biography of Satchel Paige, an ALA Notable Book and a Bank Street College “Best Children’s Book of the Year”. Their books include Quilt Alphabet, Major Taylor: Champion Cyclist, Young Pele: Soccer’s First Star, Words Set Me Free, Light in the Darkness, Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson, Freedom’s School, and Just a Lucky So and So, and My Story, My Dance. Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes is their newest title. Their books have received numerous honors and awards including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book for Picture Book, the Coretta Scott King award, Coretta Scott King Honor Award, two NAACP Awards, Kirkus Best Books, and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance Award. They currently live in New York’s Hudson Valley region with their family.