LV Book Fest - Lesa Cline-Ransome, Finding Langston

Rescheduled from Friday, April 9 at 6 pm.

LV Book Fest Feature Author Session presents: 
Award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome in conversation with EPSD Library Director, Molly Magro.

Lesa Cline-Ransome, the author of the Coretta Scott King Honor picture book Before She Was Harriet, has crafted a lyrical debut novel about one boy's experiences during the Great Migration. 

This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required due to limited session capacity.

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Lesa Cline-Ransome is the author of almost twenty books for young readers. Her work has received a plethora of honors, including dozens of starred reviews, NAACP Image Award nominations, Coretta Scott King Honors, and a Christopher Award, and has been named to ALA Notable Books and Bank Street Best Children's Books lists.

-A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
-Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction
-A Junior Library Guild selection
-A CLA Notable Children's Book in Language Arts
-A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, with 5 Starred Reviews
-A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
-LPB Best Book of the Year 2018

Molly Magro, MLS (she/her/hers): An Emmaus, PA native, has been the Library Media Specialist at Eyer Middle School in the East Penn School District since 2011. Molly is the Library Department Chair and the faculty advisor for Eyer's student Gay-Straight Alliance and the Emmaus high school's chapter of S.O.A.R. (Students Organizing Against Racism.) Molly is passionate about sharing books that open hearts and minds, helping students find their voices, disrupting bias and racism, and making positive changes in her community.

Event date: 

Friday, May 7, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

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Finding Langston (The Finding Langston Trilogy) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823445820
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Published: Holiday House - January 7th, 2020

Selected as the Lehigh Valley Book Festival's ONE BOOK - ONE FESTIVAL 2021 

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Leaving Lymon (The Finding Langston Trilogy #2) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823449422
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Published: Holiday House - June 1st, 2021

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Being Clem Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823446049
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Published: Holiday House - August 3rd, 2021

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Before She was Harriet Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823420476
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Published: Holiday House - November 7th, 2017