Carole Boston Weatherford

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Carole Boston Weatherford


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February 13, 1956

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Carole Boston Weatherford is a children's book author and poet who "mines the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles." A number of Weatherford's books tell the stories of African-American historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, Jesse Owens, and Billie Holiday. Other books recount historical events such as the Greensboro Sit-ins and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Weatherford's books have received a wide variety of awards, including a Caldecott Honor for Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. ...more

Average rating: 4.23 · 30,003 ratings · 6,004 reviews · 89 distinct worksSimilar authors
Moses: When Harriet Tubman ...

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4.36 avg rating — 5,898 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race...

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4.48 avg rating — 3,596 ratings — published 2021
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Freedom in Congo Square

4.27 avg rating — 2,717 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lo...

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4.31 avg rating — 2,671 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Frank...

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3.92 avg rating — 1,403 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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Schomburg: The Man Who Buil...

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4.12 avg rating — 1,268 ratings — published 2017 — 9 editions
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Freedom on the Menu: The Gr...

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4.35 avg rating — 1,004 ratings — published 2004 — 15 editions
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Gordon Parks: How the Photo...

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4.16 avg rating — 900 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
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The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars o...

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Box: Henry Brown Mails Hims...

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4.08 avg rating — 723 ratings — published 2020 — 5 editions
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“I was so hungry to learn. My mother drilled this into me. When you read,she said, you know--and you can help yourself and others.
Carole Boston Weatherford

“I was so hungry to learn. My mother drilled this into me. When you read, she said, you know--and you can help yourself and others.
Carole Boston Weatherford, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

“His curiosity about Africana--insatiable.
Arturo had what he called the book hunting disease.
No one volume told the whole story,
and no library specialized in the subject.”
Carole Boston Weatherford, Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

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