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Meet the Author, Jr.: Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 02:00pm - 03:30pm

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  • Meet the award-winning husband-wife team of Lesa Cline-Ransome (Author of 6 books) and James E. Ransome (Illustrator on over 25) as they discuss their collaboration on such works as the picture book biography, Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass
  • Their powerpoint will offer an overview of their other works, an insight into the process of working together and a discussion on the creative process in general
  • A Q & A session follows.
  • Words Set Me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass is the inspirational, true story of how Frederick Douglass finds his way to freedom, one word at a time. Other titles include: Freedom's School, Light in the Darkness, My Name is Truth and Whale Trails, Before and Now
  • Following a Q & A session, the author and illustrator will offer an art workshop for kids, using Jacket Words Set Me Free by Lesacut paper and scissors to draw and cut out geometric shapes to create images and figures on paper
  • Books available for purchase and signing
  • Good for elementary school age kids
  • For more information, please visit their websites at: and
  • Registration and $5 fee required for art workshop. Call (203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Getaway Ideas: View rare and antique books from Pequot Library's Special Collections, Pages from Pequot: Connections Black Poets and Writers, American Visionaries, 1700s - Present in our Perkin Gallery and Reading Room. Visit a local pizzeria, or grab an ice cream, or bundle up and walk to the beach!

Location : Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 18