Carole Boston Weatherford

Two-time NAACP Image Award winner Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and poet. Her books include the Coretta Scott King Honor Book Becoming Billie Holiday, and the Caldecott Honor Books Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, Freedom in Congo Square, and Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement. For career achievements, she has been recognized by the North Carolina English Teachers Association and the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC. She teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Visit her online at

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How Sweet the Sound book

picture Books

historical fiction · music · slavery
How Sweet the Sound
civil rights movement · Martin Luther King, Jr. · courage · history · important historical figures
Be a King
In Your Hands book
wish · African American · babies
In Your Hands
libraries · library · African American · New York
Schomburg: the Man Who Built a Library
homelessness · history · slavery · America
Dorothea Lange
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne book
African American · historical figures · based on a true story · acting
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
activism · civil rights movement · Martin Luther King, Jr.
Voice of Freedom
diversity · courage · African American · jobs
Gordon Parks
culture · home · diversity · New York · African American
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