Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome have collaborated on several award-winning picture books for children. Their Quilt Alphabet was praised as "a blue-ribbon ABC book" in a Publishers Weekly starred review. They live with their children in New York.

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    "This is a story that deserves to be heard and experienced by all." - School Library Journal (audio review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    Read by Sean Crisden

    Taking the Stage As the First Black-and-White Jazz Band in History

    "A solid exploration of a...historically significant moment in American music." - Kirkus Reviews.

    “(Young viewers) will surely be entertained in this introduction to two legendary musicians who shaped American music.” - Booklist (video review)

    Released Tue Dec 30 00:00:00 UTC 2014
    English, Unabridged

  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    The Story of Louis Armstrong

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "...gorgeous...The watercolor illustrations elevate the narrative...the paintings reverberate off the page. A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Just a Lucky So and So

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Illustrated by James E. Ransome

    Read by Arnell Powell

    This tribute to Louis Armstrong tells the story of a virtuoso musician who personified jazz.

    "A solid choice for school libraries and collections looking to freshen up biography collections." - School Library Journal

    Released Tue Aug 16 00:00:00 UTC 2016
    English, Unabridged

  • Finding Langston

    By Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Read by Dion Graham

    A powerful story set in Chicago's South Side about a boy who discovers the poetry of Langston Hughes

    Starred Review. "A fascinating work of historical fiction that showcases a well-developed, likable protagonist and presents Cline-Ransome at her best." - Kirkus Reviews

    Available Tue Aug 14 00:00:00 UTC 2018
    English, Unabridged