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Carole Boston Weatherford


Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of more than 50 books, including the Caldecott Honor winners "Freedom in Congo Square," "Voice of Freedom," "Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement" and "Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom." She won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor for the verse novel "Becoming Billie Holiday," an NAACP Image Award for "Mose" and for "Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America," the Arnold Adoff Early Poetry Award for "The Legendary Miss Lena Horne" and an SCBWI Golden Kite and WNDB Walter Award for "Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library." Her latest releases are "By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, The Father of Gospel Music" and "The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop." She teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

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Books:
By and By
Children / Teens
Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
January 2020
ISBN 9781534426368
$17.99, NYP
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The Roots of Rap
Children / Teens
little bee books
January 2019
ISBN 9781499804119
48 pages
$18.99, INSTOCK
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Explore the roots of rap in this stunning, rhyming, triple-timing picture book! A generation voicing stories, hopes, and fears founds a hip-hop nation. More/less

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