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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," the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' Golden Kite and We Need Diverse Books' 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.