Great Reads Spotlight: JAMES RANSOME

James RansomeWhat Great Read does author and illustrator JAMES RANSOME recommend for young people?

Ransome recommends Back Home, written by Gloria Jean Pinkney and illustrated by Jerry Pinkey. “I chose Back Home because I was raised in the south and have fond memories of spending summer vacation with visiting cousins. Being an illustrator I am also, of course, drawn to Jerry Pinkney’s beautiful illustrations that capture all of those wonderful memories.”

Back Home (Dial Books for Young Readers, 1992) is recommended for ages 3-8.

Be sure to check out Ransome’s books: My Name Is Truth: The Life of Sojourner Truth, written by Ann Turner (Harper, 2015); and Grandaddy’s Turn, written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stien (Candlewick Press, 2015).

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