Carole Boston Weatherford
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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.
Hip Hop: Poetry, Politics, and Pop Culture
The Sound that Jazz Makes (Walker, 2000)Illustrated by Eric Velasquez