Picture Book Author Carol Boston Weatherford

Overview of author Carol Boston Weatherford by Jean Matthew Hall

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Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking at a few of Carol Boston Weatherford’s picture books. She is the author of more than 40 books which have way too many garnered many national, state, local and professional awards to list them here. I was introduced to her through the SCBWI-Carolinas events.

She’s an amazing writer of poetry, nonfiction, biography and historical fiction for children and adults.

She’s an expert and thorough researcher.

Like an archeologist she digs and digs into the past until she unveils not only a specific person, event or place, but an empowering inspirational jewel to centerpiece in each book.

She’s an author on a mission to “mine the past for family stories, fading traditions and forgotten struggles.”

Many of her stories focus on unsung black heroes.

I’ve read many of Weatherford’s books and have found each one to be beautiful, fascinating and inspiring.

We’ll dig into a few of them for the next few Fridays.

Meanwhile, you can do a little research on this highly successful and influential author here:

maxresdefaultIf you love history and historical fiction and poetry you’re going to love Carol Boston Weatherford’s body of work. I’m doing my best to find copies of her latest books to re-read and review. Hey! Why not beat me to the punch and read them now so you can comment later. I’d really like that.

Carol Boston Weatherford’s newest picture books include:

  • Shomburgh: The Man Who Built a Library
  • Dorothea Lange: How the Phogorapher Found the Faces of the Depression
  • The Legendary Miss Lena Horne
  • In Your Hand

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