Search Results: "Carole Boston Weatherford"


BOOK REVIEW

POETRY
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"This is a collection for every library, offering all readers a bridge toward understanding and acceptance. (author's note) (Poetry. 9-18)"
Some define poetry as the distillation of complex themes into specific images. Read full book review >

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YOU CAN FLY by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 3, 2016

"A masterful, inspiring evocation of an era. (Informational poetry. 9-12)"
The story of the struggles and achievements of the Tuskegee Airmen is told in vivid informational poetry. Read full book review >

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A NEGRO LEAGUE SCRAPBOOK by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: March 1, 2005

"One doesn't need to be a baseball fan to be fascinated. (Nonfiction. 8+)"
In 1887, team owners decreed that African-Americans were barred from the Major Leagues. Read full book review >

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BIRMINGHAM, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"It's a gorgeous memorial to the four killed on that horrible day, and to the thousands of children who braved violence to help change the world. (Poetry. 10-14)"
Exquisitely understated design lends visual potency to a searing poetic evocation of the Birmingham church bombing of 1963. Read full book review >

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SCHOMBURG by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African-Americans and books about them. (Picture book/biography/poetry. 9-12)"
An eccentric, smart, and quirky bibliophile, Arturo Schomburg fueled his life with books. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"There is no happy ending, but rather a bittersweet recognition that wrongs cannot always be made right. (Picture book. 7-10)"
In 1955, African-Americans were playing in the major leagues, but much of America remained segregated. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Sept. 1, 2006

"Transcendent. (foreword, author's note) (Picture book. 5-9)"
In elegant free verse, Weatherford imagines Tubman's remarkable escape from slavery and her role in guiding hundreds to freedom. Read full book review >

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IN YOUR HANDS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Insightful, poignant, groundbreaking—and a reminder that the lives of all children are also in our hands. (Picture book/religion. 5-adult)"
A new mother describes her dreams for her son, her hopes for his future, and her prayers for his safety. Read full book review >

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DOROTHEA LANGE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A fine introduction to an important American artist. (Picture book/biography. 6-10)"
"One of the leading documentary photographers of the twentieth century" comes to life in Weatherford's latest historical work. Read full book review >

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GORDON PARKS by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2015

"Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers. (afterword, author's note, photographs) (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
He aimed his camera lens at fashion models and at struggling African-American workers. Read full book review >

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I, MATTHEW HENSON by Carole Boston Weatherford
ADVENTURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Lovely and inspiring. (Picture book/biography. 6-11)"
A poetic first-person narrative puts readers in Matthew Henson's head as he endures institutionalized discrimination to pursue greatness in adventure, moving from cabin boy to able seaman, stock boy to explorer, eventually one of "[s]ix men—one black, one white, four Eskimos—" to reach the North Pole in 1909. Read full book review >

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JESSE OWENS by Carole Boston Weatherford
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Perfunctory reading list appended. (Picture book/biography. 7-9)"
This soaring tribute to Owens reserves biographical details for the afterword, focusing instead on his Olympics experience from arrival in Berlin to triumphant ticker-tape parade back in New York. Read full book review >