Carole Boston Weatherford’s treatments are a standout. She writes sensitively, but with a powerful swing; with both heart and hammer, her books are always a pleasure and an awakening. She does the brave and important work of keeping a piece of the past in the immediate present.–Esme Raji Codell,

MISSION: To mine the past for family stories, fading traditions and forgotten struggles.

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Poetry Collections

Schomburg: The Man Who Built A Library

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Becoming Billie Holiday

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People*

Sidewalk Chalk:  Poems of the City

Birmingham: 1963

Dear Mr. Rosenwald*

Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

Stormy Blues

The Tar Baby on the Soapbox

The Tan Chanteuse

Picture Books

The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop

In Your Hands

Oprah: The Little Speaker

Obama: Only in America

Michelle Obama: First Mom

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

The Library Ghost*

I, Matthew Henson*

Before John Was a Jazz Giant:  A Song of John Coltrane

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

Freedom on the Menu:  The Greensboro Sit-ins

First Pooch: The Obamas Pick a Pet

The Sound That Jazz Makes

Jazz Baby

Juneteenth Jamboree

Princeville:  The 500-Year Flood

Champions on the Bench:  The 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars*

Mighty Menfolk*

My Favorite Toy*

Grandma and Me*

Me and the Family Tree*


A Negro League Scrapbook

The Carolina Parakeet: America’s Lost Parrot in Art and Memory

Great African-American Lawyers: Raising the Bar of Freedom

The African-American Struggle for Legal Equality in American History

Sink or Swim:  African-American Lifesavers of the Outer Banks

*Denotes out of print titles

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  4. BLACK LIVES DO INDEED MATTER – sarahsbookreflections - 06/01/2020

    […] Next one who comes to mind is Carole Boston Weatherford, who writes historical fiction such as her book on the Tuskegee Airmen and biographies of people like Harriet Tubman. She currently lives in North Carolina. Her books are well written and her son’s illustrations are excellent. Carole is very engaging person and will help along other authors. Her website is: […]


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