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Carole Weatherford

Ms. Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford

Office:  Butler Building 128
Phone:  (910) 672-2149


Creative Writing, Poetry
University of North Carolina Greensboro

Publication Design
University of Baltimore 

Persuasive Communications & Promotions
American University


New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford has 44 books, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of an NAACP Image Award, Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor Medal. Her young adult debut Becoming Billie Holiday and picture book Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane won Coretta Scott King Honors. Birmingham, 1963 won the Jefferson Cup and Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award, and The Sound that Jazz Makes won the Carter G. Woodson Award from National Council for the Social Studies. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People won the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award. Among her recent releases are Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood, The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights and First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet. For her literary contributions, Professor Weatherford received the Ragan-Rubin Award from the North Carolina English Teachers Association. 

Her research interests include jazz, folk art, the Harlem Renaissance, historic images, racist stereotypes, and the African American freedom struggle.


Hip Hop: Poetry, Politics, and Pop Culture

Creative Writing, Children's Literature, Adolescent Literature


The Sound that Jazz Makes (Walker, 2000)Illustrated by Eric Velasquez 

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People (Philomel, 2002)

Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City
Illustrated by Dimitrea Tokunbo

Sink or Swim: African-American Lifesavers of the Outer Banks (Coastal Carolina Press, 1999)

Jazz Baby (Lee & Low Books, 2002)
Illustrated by Laura Freeman

Princeville: The 500-Year Flood (Coastal Carolina Press, 2001)
Illustrated by Douglas Alvord

Juneteenth Jamboree (Lee & Low Books, 1995)

The African-American Struggle for Legal Equality (Enslow, 2000)

Great African-American Lawyers: Raising the Bar of Freedom (Enslow, 2003)

Mighty Menfolk; My Favorite Toy; Grandma and Me; Me and the Family Tree (Black Butterfly Books, 1997).All illustrated by Michelle Mills

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