26 Results
26 Results
Light in the darkness —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2013
5 available of 5 items

Risking a whipping if they are discovered, Rosa and her mama sneak away from their slave quarters during the night to a hidden location in a field where they learn to read and write in a pit school.

Freedom's school —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2015
2 available of 2 items

Hungry for learning, Lizzie and her brother Paul attend a new school built for freed slaves.

Finding Langston —Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
Book
2018
3 available of 3 items

Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.

Before she was Harriet
DVD
2018
1 available of 2 items

People know her today as Harriet Tubman, but in her lifetime she was called by many names. This video honors a woman of humble origins whose courage and compassion make her larger than life.

Counting the stars —Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
Book
2019
0 available of 1 items

"The story of Katherine Johnson, an African American mathematician whose work was critical to the first US space flight"-- Provided by publisher.

Whale trails, before and now —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2015
3 available of 3 items

A young girl helps her father, the captain of a whale boat, on a whale-watching trip and relates how her ancestors hunted whales in the same waters. Includes information on the history of whaling, whale-watching, and the...

Quilt alphabet —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2001
3 available of 3 items

Quilt counting —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2002
4 available of 4 items

Rhyming text follows the numbers from one to ten and back again to describe how a special family quilt is made in a country farmhouse.

Before there was Mozart : the story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2011
1 available of 1 items

A story inspired by the life of the eighteenth-century black music master describes how in spite of racist taunts he dedicates himself to his musical education and dreams of performing for the king and queen of France.

Satchel Paige —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2000
3 available of 3 items

Examines the life of the legendary baseball player, who was the first African-American to pitch in a Major League World Series.

Words set me free : the story of young Frederick Douglass —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2012
1 available of 1 items

"Words Set Me Free is the inspiring story of young Frederick Douglass's path to freedom through reading"-- Provided by publisher.

Just a lucky so and so : the story of Louis Armstrong —Cline-Ransome, Lesa, author.
Book
2016
2 available of 2 items

Louis Armstrong has been called the most important improviser in the history of jazz. Although his New Orleans neighborhood was poor in nearly everything else, it was rich in superb music. Young Louis took it all in, esp...

My story, my dance : Robert Battle's journey to Alvin Ailey —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2015
1 available of 1 items

A boy discovers his passion for dance and becomes a modern hero in this picture book biography of Robert Battle, artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson taking the stage as the first black-and-white jazz band in history
DVD
2014
1 available of 1 items

Teddy Wilson and Benny Goodman broke the color barrier in entertainment when they formed the Benny Goodman Trio with Gene Krupa. This lush and lyrical picture book tells the story of how two musical prodigies from very d...

Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson : taking the stage as the first black-and-white jazz band in history —Cline-Ransome, Lesa.
Book
2014
1 available of 1 items

Celebrates the first widely seen integrated jazz performance: the debut of the Benny Goodman quartet with Teddy Wilson in 1936 Chicago.

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