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.

View  BOOK TRAILERS on youtube.

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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