Production Credits

Sports Information Director: Kevin Ross / Camera: Joe Ruggiero / Contributing Coordinator: Asia Po

Let's Talk
About It
Pause and reflect with the children on the setting, characters, events and the cultural representations in the book.

Overground Railroad

Ruth Ellen with her Mama and Daddy travel north on a train to a better life.
A story that was experienced by millions of African – American families during the Great Migration (from 1916 to 1970).


Text copyright © by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Illustrations copyright © by James Ransome
All Rights Reserved
Read by permission from Holiday House Publishing

  • Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Illustrated by James Ransome
  • Published by Holiday House
  • Narrated by Samir Stewart
  • Running Time 00:07:59
  • Written by Lesa Cline-Ransome
  • Illustrated by James Ransome
  • Published by Holiday House
  • Narrated by Samir Stewart
  • Running Time 00:07:59
  • Narrator Samir Stewart
  • Position Guard
  • Team Manhattan Jaspers - Manhattan College
  • Hometown Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Birthdate August 16, 1998
  • Height 6' 0"
  • Favorite Book Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds By David Goggins
  • Favorite Basketball Player Kyrie Irving
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