Cline-Ransome, Lesa

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of twenty-five books for young readers including the award-winning Finding Langston trilogy. Her work has received a plethora of honors, including dozens of starred reviews, NAACP Image Award nominations, a Coretta Scott King honor, the Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction and a Christopher Award. Her work has been named to ALA Notable Books and Bank Street Best Children’s Book lists and she lives in the Hudson Valley region of New York.

Christopher Award (Before She Was Harriet)
Coretta Scott King Award Author Hono (Finding Langston)
Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction (Finding Langston)

3 Fun Facts

1. I share a birthday with Henry David Thoreau, the subject of my new picture book bio, Of Walden Pond.
2. My favorite food is meatloaf.
3. I love snakes.