James E. Ransomes highly acclaimed illustrations for Knock, Knock: My Dads Dream for Me
won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book Uncle Jeds Barbershop
by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinsons Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt
; Let My People Go
, winner of the NAACP Image Award; and My Story, My Dance: Robert Battles Journey to Alvin Ailey
and Satchel Paige,
both written by his wife, Lesa Cline-Ransome. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.
is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt,
winner of the International Reading Association Award, Girl Wonder,
winner of the Great Lakes Book Award, and Apples to Oregon,
a Junior Library Guild Selection. She received the 2003 Washington State Book Award for Under the Quilt for the Night.
She lives in Oregon. Visit her on the Web at www.deborahhopkinson.com