Archive | April, 2018

So this post of read aloud picks aims my Lena Horne PB bio at age 15+

18 Apr

Lena Horne Cover

ILA’s Literacy Daily blog featured a list of read alouds for ages 4 to 15+. The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, illustrated by Elizaabeth Zunon was the pick for ages 15 and up.

Several years ago, a librarian once introduced me prior to a keynote by saying, “Carole Boston Weatherford doesn’t write picture books; she writes illustrated books for adults.” I don’t know if that’s true or not, although I will admit to tackling provocative subjects and themes. In a way, aren’t picture books just lavishly illustrated short stories characterized by an economy of language? Here are some other picture books of mine that might fit the bill for teen read alouds.

 

 

Do or have you read aloud to teen? What picture books would you share with teens?

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Award Season Wrap Up

4 Apr

Schomburg cover  Lena Horne Cover

Besides making several shortlists, SCHOMBURG and THE LEGENDARY MISS LENA HORNE also won a few awards. I am so proud of both books and grateful to the ancestors for letting their stories flow from me. Ashe’

For THE LEGENDARY MISS LENA HORNE

Arnold Adoff Early Readers Poetry Award

For SCHOMBURG: THE MAN WHO BUILT A LIBRARY

SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Walter Award

Carter G. Woodson Honor, National Council for the Social Studies