Books Written by Carole Boston Weatherford 1999 - 2010
The Tar Baby on the Soapbox, 1999
Sink or Swim: African-American Lifesavers of the Outer Banks, 1999
Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People, 2002
A Negro League Scrapbook, 2005
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, 2006
Champions on the Bench, 2006
Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins, 2007
I, Matthew Henson: Polar Explorer, 2007
Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane, 2008
The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights, 2009
Obama: Only in America, 2010
Oprah: The Little Speaker, 2010
Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and the award-winning author of numerous books for young people. Her work often tackles tough subjects that spark curiosity and critical thinking. These include topics such as: jazz and photography, slavery, post-Civil War Reconstruction, and the Jim Crow era. Her books cover the genres of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction. Weatherford's books have garnered 13 national and seven statewide honors, including the Caldecott Honor Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature.
Weatherford earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and holds a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She completed her undergraduate students at the American University.
Carole Boston Weatherford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently lives in High Point, North Carolina and she is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.