Lesa Cline-Ransome
Birthplace: Malden, MA    
Most recent address:Rhinebeck, NY    
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Before she was Harriet by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2019)

BTSB #: 222880 Available

Dewey: 973.7115/BAges: 5-8   
AR: 4.5 LG Lexile: NP

Subjects: Tubman, Harriet,|d1820?-1913 Slaves African Americans - Biography African American women - Biography Underground Railroad

Summary: Poetry that celebrates the diverse accomplishments of Harriet Tubman as revealed by her many names.

Being Clem by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2021)

BTSB #: 222867 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.8 MG Lexile: 900 F&P: X

Genres: Historical Fiction Multicultural Family Life

Subjects: Family life - Illinois - Chicago - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Single-parent families - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: When nine-year-old Clem's father dies in the Port Chicago Disaster he is forced to navigate his family's losses and struggles in 1940's Chicago.

Claudette Colvin [She Persisted]by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Philomel, 2021)

BTSB #: 222911 Available

Dewey: 323.092/BAges: 6-9   
AR: 6.3 LG Lexile: 1170 NC F&P: S

Subjects: Colvin, Claudette,|d1939- African Americans - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African American civil rights workers - Alabama - Montgomery - Biography African Americans - Segregation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Segregation in transportation - Alabama - Montgomery - History Montgomery (Ala.) - Biography Montgomery (Ala.) - Race relations - History|y20th century

Summary: Before Rosa Parks famously refused to give up her seat on a bus, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin made the same choice. She insisted on standing up-or in her case, sitting down-for what was right.

20.48 *

Fighting With Love: The Legacy Of John Lewis by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

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BTSB #: 222858 In Bindery

Dewey: 328.73/BAges: 4-8   

Summary: The story of a groundbreaking civil rights leader, John Lewis. John Lewis left a cotton farm in Alabama to join the fight for civil rights. He was only a teenager. He soon became a leader of a moment that changed a nation. Walking at the side of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Lewis was led by his belief in peaceful action and voting rights.

23.28 *

For Lamb by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2023)

BTSB #: 222918 Available

Dewey: FAges: 14-18   
F&P: Z+

Genres: Historical Fiction

Subjects: Family life - Fiction Lesbians - Fiction Segregation - Fiction Race relations - Fiction Mississippi - Fiction

Summary: An interracial friendship between two teenaged girls goes tragically wrong in this powerful historical novel set in the Jim Crow South. For Lamb follows a family striving to better their lives in the late 1930s Jackson, Mississippi. Lamb's mother is a hard-working, creative seamstress who cannot reveal she is a lesbian. Lamb's brother has a brilliant mind and has even earned a college scholarship for a black college up north--if only he could curb his impulsiveness and rebellious nature.

23.28 *

Game changers : the story of Venus and Serena Williams by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018)

BTSB #: 222877 Available

Dewey: 796.342/CAges: 5-9   
AR: 6 LG RC: 9.2 3-5 Lexile: 1030 F&P: P

Subjects: Williams, Venus,|d1980- Williams, Serena,|d1981- African American women tennis players - Biography Tennis players Sisters

Summary: The inspiring story of sisters, champion athletes, and tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams.

22.58 *

Leaving Lymon by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2020)

BTSB #: 222871 Available

Dewey: FAges: 8-12   
AR: 4.6 MG

Genres: Historical Fiction Family Life

Subjects: Family problems - Fiction Moving - Fiction African Americans - Fiction Milwaukee (Wis.) - History|y20th century - Fiction Chicago (Ill.) - History|y20th century - Fiction

Summary: Raised by his grandparents, first in Mississippi then in Wisconsin, ten-year-old Lymon moves to Chicago in 1945 to live with the mother he never knew, while yearning for his father.

Loud and proud : the life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2023)

BTSB #: 222912 Available

Dewey: 328.73/BAges: 4-8   

Subjects: Chisholm, Shirley,|d1924-2005 United States.|bCongress.|bHouse - Biography African American legislators - Biography Women legislators - United States - Biography Legislators - United States - Biography African American presidential candidates - Biography Women presidential candidates - United States - Biography Presidential candidates - United States - Biography Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - Biography New York (N.Y.) - Biography

Summary: Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005) is a hero and trailblazer. She was the first African American woman in Congress (1968) and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties (1972).

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Not playing by the rules : 21 female athletes who changed sports by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Knopf, 2020)

BTSB #: 222869 Available

Dewey: 796/CAges: 8-12   
Lexile: 1160 F&P: W

Subjects: Women athletes - Biography Sports Sports - Awards

Summary: Introduces twenty-one trailblazing women who have broken through the boundaries set for female athletes.

23.28 *

Of Walden Pond : Henry David Thoreau, Frederic Tudor, and the pond between by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2022)

BTSB #: 222861 Available

Dewey: 974.4/NAges: 6-9   
F&P: T

Subjects: Thoreau, Henry David,|d1817-1862 Tudor, Frederic,|d1783-1864 Ice industry Nature Walden Pond (Middlesex County, Mass.)

Summary: The story of Henry David Thoreau's time at Walden Pond is contrasted with businessman Frederic Tudor's scheme to cut 180 tons of ice from Walden Pond and transport it to India.

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Overground railroad by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2020)

BTSB #: 222907 Available

Dewey: EAges: 4-8   
AR: 4.2 LG Lexile: 1000 AD

Genres: Multicultural Historical Fiction

Subjects: African Americans - Migrations - Fiction African Americans - History - Fiction Railroad travel - Fiction

Summary: A girl named Ruth Anne tells the story of her family's train journey from North Carolina to New York City as part of the Great Migration.

Power of her pen : the story of groundbreaking journalist Ethel L. Payne by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2020)

BTSB #: 222909 Available

Dewey: 70.92/BAges: 4-8   
AR: 5.9 LG Lexile: 1080 NC F&P: P

Subjects: Payne, Ethel L Journalists - United States - Biography African American women journalists - Biography

Summary: The inspiring story of Ethel Payne, a groundbreaking African American journalist known as the First Lady of the Black Press.

The story of the saxophone by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holiday House, 2023)

BTSB #: 222915 Available

Dewey: 788.7/BAges: 6-9   

Subjects: Sax, Adolphe,|d1814-1894 Saxophone - History Musicians - Biography

Summary: Explore the story of the saxophone, from its beginnings in 1840s Belgium all the way to New Orleans, where an instrument in a pawn shop caught the eye of musician Sidney Bechet and became the iconic symbol it is today.

23.98 *

Whale trails, before and now by Cline-Ransome, Lesa 

BTSB Prebound(Holt, 2015)

BTSB #: 222879 Available

Dewey: EAges: 5-9   
AR: 6.2 LG F&P: P

Genres: Animals

Subjects: Whales - Fiction Whale watching - Fiction Whaling - Fiction Endangered species - Fiction

Summary: A young girl helps her father, the captain of a whale boat, on a whale-watching trip and relates how her ancestors hunted whales in the same waters. Includes information on the history of whaling, whale-watching, and the conservation movement to ensure the safety of whales.

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