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: 4.18 · 22,257 ratings · 4,402 reviews · 67 distinct worksSimilar authors
Moses: When Harriet Tubman ...

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Freedom in Congo Square

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4.26 avg rating — 2,493 ratings — published 2016 — 8 editions
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lo...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Frank...

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Schomburg: The Man Who Buil...

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Freedom on the Menu: The Gr...

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Gordon Parks: How the Photo...

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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race...

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The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars o...

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Before John Was a Jazz Gian...

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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.
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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, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

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Topics Mentioning This Author

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Children's Books: February 2011: Black History Month (Master List and General Discussion) 138 118 Feb 11, 2012 04:33PM  
Wild Things: YA G...: Reading Challenge #12: Report Points Here 232 218 Jul 02, 2012 07:04PM  
Mock Caldecott 2022: * And the 2016 Winners Are... 17 135 Jan 26, 2016 01:57PM  
Caldecott Books: 2016 Caldecott Awards 19 48 Jan 29, 2016 02:30PM  
Coretta Scott Kin...: ALA Midwinter Conference 2016 17 9 Jan 30, 2016 07:15PM  
Mock Caldecott 2022: March Reads - 2017 23 153 Apr 07, 2016 12:35PM  
Mock Caldecott 2022: * Mock Awards and More 29 204 Feb 14, 2017 06:46PM  


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