Tag: Lesa Cline-Ransome

The Power of Her Pen

Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: Raúl Colón For ages: 4-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: STEM, Women in Science, Historical Figure, Space, Segregation, Racism, POC-Centric Narratives, Black Culture & Identity, Historic Events.  Summary: Katherine was an incredibly intellectually gifted child, starting 2nd grade at age 6, and 5th grade… Continue Reading “Counting the Stars: The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician”

Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: James E. Ransome For ages: 5-9 years Language: English Topics Covered: Enslavement, Music, POC-Centric Narratives, Historical Figure, Historic Events, Musician, Activism, Abolition, Racism, Trailblazer.   Summary: This is an interesting and historic tale of a gifted musician, which begins on a West Indies sugar plantation… Continue Reading “Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George”

Major Taylor Champion Cyclist

Written by: Lesa Cline-Ransome Illustrated by: James E. Ransome For ages: 6-10 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Historic Figure, Historical Events, Sports Figures, Civil Rights, Racism, Trailblazer.  Summary: Set in Victorian times, this book covers the life of Marshall Taylor, later known as Major Taylor.  When Marshall was… Continue Reading “Major Taylor Champion Cyclist”

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