Books by Carole Boston Weatherford cross not only genres but also the curriculum. Her books of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction link to language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, music and art. Whether for early readers or young adults, her picture books tackle tough subjects that spark curiosity and critical thinking.

Author Study


Immersion packs are self-contained lessons, complete with author/illustrator insights, reading questions, vocabulary lists, activities, videos, downloads, links and pop culture connections. Visit often. More packs will be added each month.

You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen Immersion Pack

A Bat Cave: An Abecedarian Bedtime Chronicle Immersion Pack

Reading/Discussion Guides & Teacher Resources

Freedom in Congo Square

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

The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights

Becoming Billie Holiday Reading & Discussion Guide

Becoming Billie Holiday (event guide)

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

Birmingham, 1963

BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom

Dear Mr. Rosenwald

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins (readers theatre)

How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace

I, Matthew Henson

Jazz Baby

Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

A Negro League Scrapbook

Sidewalk Chalk: Poems of the City

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

The Sound That Jazz Makes

Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People

Primary Source Photos as Prompts

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