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Read Out Loud | BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET

On this episode of Read Out Loud, author Lesa Cline-Ransome reads BEFORE SHE WAS HARRIET!  Enjoy learning more about the history and life of Harriet Tubman in this Coretta Scott King honor book!

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Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome; illustrated by James Ransome
A lush and lyrical biography of Harriet Tubman, written in free verse and illustrated by an award-winning artist. 
We know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. As General Tubman she was a Union spy. As Moses she led hundreds to freedom on the Underground Railroad. As Minty she was a slave whose spirit could not be broken. An evocative poem and opulent watercolors come together to honor a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life. A Junior Library Guild selection and Coretta Scott King honor book.

ABOUT Lesa Cline-Ransome

Lesa Cline-Ransome is the writer of many picture books. Her picture book biography titles include Satchel Paige, Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist, Young Pele, Soccer’s First Star, Helen Keller, The World in Her Heart, Before There was Mozart and Words Set me Free: The Story of Young Frederick Douglass. Other titles are Quilt Alphabet, Quilt Counting and her newest is Light in the Darkness, A Story about How Slaves Learned in Secret. Originally from Malden, Massachusetts, Lesa has worked as a proofreader, fashion copywriter, publicist, teacher in the New York City Schools, and taught writing for adults. She has a B.F.A. in Merchandising and Management from Pratt Institute and an M.A. in Education from N.Y.U. She lives in Rhinebeck, New York and with her husband and frequent collaborator, illustrator James Ransome, four children and St. Bernard, Nola.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Susie

Thank you so much for sharing this and making it accessible to many. I thought your construction of the text was brilliant; Harriet Tubman accomplished so much in so many ways.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter David

Hopefully your Great Niece will get to listen in your voice this weekend. Thanks Sis❤

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Anonymous

i like the way she reads with emotion pretty good book at the same time :]

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Anna

I love This book is my favorite one I love it make more make more make more books

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