"Author Lesa Cline-Ransome and illustrator James E. Ransome, a husband and wife team, create books showing how

some well-known and not-so-well-known historical figures have successfully confronted slavery and racial prejudice.

Readers learn about African-Americans of note—people like Major Taylor, a champion cyclist; Satchel Paige, an

incredible baseball player; and Frederick Douglass, a determined abolitionist. Lesa Cline-Ransome’s rhythmic style,

which is excellent for read-alouds, is perfectly matched by James E. Ransome’s lifelike oil paintings, which give a clear

sense of time and place."

Location: 
West Somerville Neighborhood School, 177 Powder House Blvd.
Date: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (All day)