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Weatherford, Carole Boston 1956-

Overview
Works: 77 works in 227 publications in 3 languages and 31,605 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Picture books  History  Biographies  Poetry  Historical fiction  Stories in rhyme  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: ML3930.C535, B
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Most widely held works about Carole Boston Weatherford
 
Most widely held works by Carole Boston Weatherford
Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lyrical picture-book biography of John Coltrane focuses on his childhood and how he interpreted sounds before he made his music
Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 3,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back south, never being caught, but none as profound as this first one
Voice of freedom : Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Listen as you ready along with this book and CD set
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six days a week, slaves labor from sunup to sundown and beyond, but on Sunday afternoons, they gather with free blacks at Congo Square outside New Orleans, free from oppression. Includes foreword about Congo Square by Freddi Williams Evans, glossary, and historical notes
Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday looks back on her early years in this fictional memoir written in verse
Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl
I, Matthew Henson : polar explorer by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of the African American explorer who, together with Robert E. Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909
Jesse Owens : fastest man alive by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A simple biography of one of the most inspirational athletes in history
Dear Mr. Rosenwald by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Ovella rejoices as her community comes together to raise money and build a much-needed school in the 1920s, with matching funds from the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company and support from Professor James of the Normal School
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the feelings of a fictional character who witnessed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963
Gordon Parks : how the photographer captured black and white America by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed"--
You can fly : the Tuskegee Airmen by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This history in verse celebrates the story of the Tuskegee Airmen: pioneering African-American pilots who triumphed in the skies and past the color barrier
Leontyne Price : voice of a century by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the life and career of the African American opera singer
Remember the bridge : poems of a people by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archival engravings and photographs accompany these twenty-nine original poems, taking the reader on a journey of over 400 years on the African American road to freedom. Weatherford's poems create portraits of captured Africans, slaves on the auction block, heroes of freedom, craftsmen and storytellers
A Negro league scrapbook by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the Negro baseball leagues with facts, photographs, and discussions of the lives of some of its greatest players, such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and James Bell
The sound that jazz makes by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of the origins and influences of jazz, from Africa to contemporary America
The Beatitudes : from slavery to civil rights by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beatitudes form the backdrop for Weatherford's free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights
The legendary Miss Lena Horne by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract
In your hands by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A prayer from mother to son that he will always in safe hands"--
Sugar Hill : Harlem's historic neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text celebrates the Harlem neighborhood that successful African Americans first called home during the 1920s. Includes brief biographies of jazz greats Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Sonny Rollins, and Miles Davis; artists Aaron Douglas and Faith Ringgold; entertainers Lena Horne and the Nicholas Brothers; writer Zora Neale Hurston; civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois; and lawyer Thurgood Marshall
 
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Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedomBecoming Billie HolidayFreedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-insI, Matthew Henson : polar explorerJesse Owens : fastest man aliveDear Mr. RosenwaldBirmingham, 1963Remember the bridge : poems of a people