TITLE: Lesa Cline-Ransome & James Ransome: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Lesa Cline-Ransome, James Ramone
EVENT DATE: 2013/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 32 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome appear at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Lesa Cline-Ransome knew she wanted to be a writer by the time she reached middle school. She thought she wanted to be a journalist but later realized she was too shy to conduct interviews. Cline-Ransome became interested in children's books when she married her husband, James Ransome, an illustrator. It was also James who encouraged her to write books for young people. Cline-Ransome's new book with her husband is "Light in the Darkness," a story of slaves and their determination to learn how to read and write.
Speaker Biography: The Children's Book Council named James Ransome as one of 75 authors and illustrators everyone should know. A member of the Society of Illustrators, Ransome has received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book "The Creation." He also received the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance award for his book "The Wagon." Ransome's work has been shown in group and solo shows throughout the country. He has collaborated with his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome, on four books. Their latest work together is "Light in the Darkness."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013