Soccer's First Star
Dragonfly Books, Paperback, 9780375871566, 40pp.
Publication Date: September 13, 2011
James E. Ransome s highly acclaimed illustrations for "Knock, Knock: My Dad s Dream for Me" won the 2014 Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. His other award-winning titles include Coretta Scott King Honor Book "Uncle Jed s Barbershop" by Margaree King Mitchell; Deborah Hopkinson s "Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt"; "Let My People Go", winner of the NAACP Image Award; and "Satchel Paige, " written by his wife, Lesa. Mr. Ransome teaches illustration at Pratt Institute and lives in upstate New York with his family. Visit James at JamesRansome.com.
Starred Review, Booklist, September 1, 2007:
"With handsome oil paintings and a stirring story, this picture-book biography will first grab children with its action."