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Lesa Cline-Ransome

Autor/a de Before She Was Harriet

32+ obres 2,905 Membres 295 Ressenyes

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Obres de Lesa Cline-Ransome

Before She Was Harriet (2017) 417 exemplars, 39 ressenyes
Finding Langston (2018) 416 exemplars, 42 ressenyes
Satchel Paige (2000) — Autor — 192 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Young Pele: Soccer's First Star (2007) 133 exemplars, 21 ressenyes
Freedom's School (2015) 111 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Overground Railroad (2020) 110 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Helen Keller: The World in Her Heart (2008) 99 exemplars, 36 ressenyes
Major Taylor, Champion Cyclist (2004) 86 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Quilt Alphabet (2001) 82 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
She Persisted: Claudette Colvin (2021) 75 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Leaving Lymon (2020) 66 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Quilt Counting (2002) 62 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
For Lamb (2023) 38 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Being Clem (The Finding Langston Trilogy) (2021) 38 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Whale Trails, Before and Now (2015) 35 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Germs: Fact and Fiction, Friends and Foes (2017) 28 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Fighting with Love: The Legacy of John Lewis (2024) 21 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Story of the Saxophone (2023) 20 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
One Big Open Sky (2024) 13 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Road to Freedom (2015) 11 exemplars

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We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Col·laborador — 223 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Recognize!: An Anthology Honoring and Amplifying Black Life (2021) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Before She Was Harriet [DVD short film, 2018] — Original Text — 2 exemplars


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In 1879, ten Black families set out from Mississippi toward Nebraska, where they can claim free government land (stolen, of course, from indigenous peoples) under the Homestead Act. Lettie, a smart girl and close observer, keeps track of her family's spending in a ledger, and documents their journey; her mother, Sylvia, provides the second voice in this verse novel; and in Independence, Missouri, the 18-year-old orphan Philomena joins their group, heading west for a teaching job. The wagon train faces hardships and obstacles: a boat that was supposed to take them up the river won't stop for Black families, so they have to walk the entire way; crossing rivers is dangerous, sometimes fatally so; travelers get ill and injured. Lettie observes all, and Sylvia perseveres despite all, and Philomena becomes part of the family by stepping in and stepping up when they need help.

Author's note (VERY small font, 2 columns)

Nothing bad happens to the dog (Sutter).

See also: Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park


If I learned one thing
it was
in order to keep going
you had to forget
Think only of
and never of
and todays
(Sylvia, 183)

All that stood
between us
and our new home
was wind
our very first snow
and a river
called the Platte
(Sylvia, 243)

"...sometimes men
need to feel
like they got a job
bigger than everybody else's
and looking out for folks
maybe who don't need looking out for
is how men get to feeling
important I suppose"
(Mr. Cole to Lettie, 249)

...sometimes you got to keep quiet
about your dreams
because dreaming out loud
can make other folks
feel like you're thinking too big
(Agnes to Lettie, 261)

...there wasn't no shame
in dreaming
out loud.
(Lettie, 261)

When something's got to be done
I just go on ahead and do it
(Mr. Cole, 285)

What do you think
it's going to be like there?
I asked

I think it's going to be
what we make it
(Lettie and Mr. Cole, 285)
… (més)
JennyArch | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 7, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: None
shelbycook101 | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-5
Awards: None
connortodd | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Apr 29, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: (Ages 9+)
Awards: Audie Award (Finalist – Middle Grade – 2019)
Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Nominee – Grades 4-6 – 2021)
Bluestem Award (Nominee – 2021)
Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award (Nominee – 2021)
Coretta Scott King Award (Honor – Author – 2019)
CSMCL Best Multicultural Book (2018)
A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book (Fiction – 2018)
Lectio Book Award (Nominee – 2020)
Massachusetts Children's Book Award (Nominee – 2021)
Nutmeg Book Award (Nominee – Intermediate – 2023)
Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (Nominee – Grades 3-6 – 2021)
Sasquatch Book Award (Nominee – 2021)
Scott O'Dell Award (2019)
… (més)
QueenIam51 | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | Apr 28, 2024 |



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