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Review of Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis

Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by James E. RansomePrimary    Wiseman/Simon    48 pp.1/24    9781534496620    $18.99e-book ed.  9781534496637    $10.99The prolific author-illustrator couple (most recently The Story of the Saxophone, rev. 1/23) teams up again to offer this inspiring picture-book biography of the late human rights...
      
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Review of Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm

Loud and Proud: The Life of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by Kaylani Juanita Primary    Wiseman/Simon    48 pp. 9/23    9781534463523    $18.99 e-book ed.  9781534463530    $10.99 Born in 1924 Brooklyn to immigrant parents (from Guyana and Barbados) who worked in low-wage jobs, Chisholm was attuned from a young age...
      

Review of For Lamb

For Lamb by Lesa Cline-RansomeMiddle School, High School    Holiday    304 pp.1/23    9780823450152    $18.99e-book ed.  9780823455034    $11.99Lamb, shy protagonist and one of several narrators, tells of growing up in 1940s Jackson, Mississippi, with her brother, Simeon, and Marion, their tough-as-nails mother, a talented and outspoken seamstress and closeted lesbian. Lamb keeps...
      
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Review of The Story of the Saxophone

The Story of the Saxophone by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by James E. RansomePrimary    Holiday    40 pp.2/23    9780823437023    $19.99e-book ed.  9780823442225    $10.99Perhaps no instrument is more associated with jazz than the saxophone. And no city more tied to both than New Orleans. But the history of the saxophone (originally saxophon), engagingly...
      

Review of Being Clem

Being Clem [Finding Langston] by Lesa Cline-Ransome Intermediate, Middle School    Holiday    256 pp.    g 8/21    978-0-8234-4604-9    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-4896-8    $10.99 In the final installment of the trilogy (Finding Langston, rev. 9/18; Leaving Lymon, rev. 3/20), we are (re)introduced to Chicago-born Clemson Thurber Junior. Too young to remember his father,...
      

More Than a Footnote: Challenges for BIPOC Nonfiction Authors

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For as long as I can remember, I have had three loves: jazz, poetry, and history. Those passions merged in my 2000 nonfiction title The Sound That Jazz Makes — a manuscript that was rejected more than a dozen times. The book’s first review was so negative that I cried....
      

A Note from Me (Mar 12, 2021)

Dear friends: Cindy urges us all to keep an eye out for virtual bookstore events happening in our neighborhoods, which, given the nature of virtual events, is EVERYWHERE. How to choose? I see that Cindy’s neighborhood bookstore, Jeff Kinney’s An Unlikely Story, just had an event with adult historical fiction...
      

Five questions for Lesa Cline-Ransome and Andrea Davis Pinkney

The new chapter book series She Persisted (Philomel, 6-9 years) is spun off from the picture books of the same name written by Chelsea Clinton and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger. Each entry explores the life of a strong and courageous woman who has helped change the world, with the first...
      

Review of Claudette Colvin and Harriet Tubman

Claudette Colvin [She Persisted] by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by Gillian Flint Primary, Intermediate    Philomel    80 pp.    g 2/21    978-0-593-11583-1    $14.99 Paper ed.  978-0-593-11584-8    $5.99 e-book ed.  978-0-593-11585-5    $5.99 Harriet Tubman [She Persisted] by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illus. by Gillian Flint Primary, Intermediate    Philomel    80 pp.    g 1/21     978-0-593-11565-7     $14.99 Paper...
      

Review of Overground Railroad

Overground Railroad by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illus. by James Ransome Primary, Intermediate    Holiday    48 pp. 1/20    978-0-8234-3873-0    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-4390-1    $11.99 “Some walked. / Some drove. / But we took the train north.” In 1939, as part of the Great Migration, young Ruth Ellen and her parents leave North Carolina,...
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