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.

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Moses: When Harriet Tubman ...

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4.34 avg rating — 4,928 ratings — published 2006 — 6 editions
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lo...

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4.28 avg rating — 1,838 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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Freedom in Congo Square

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4.29 avg rating — 1,714 ratings — published 2016 — 7 editions
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Freedom on the Menu: The Gr...

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4.35 avg rating — 739 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Gordon Parks: How the Photo...

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Schomburg: The Man Who Buil...

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Before John Was a Jazz Gian...

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4.14 avg rating — 373 ratings — published 2008
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The Legendary Miss Lena Horne

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4.21 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2017 — 4 editions
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Becoming Billie Holiday

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4.07 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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In Your Hands

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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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