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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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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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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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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THE LEGENDARY MISS LENA HORNE by Carole Boston Weatherford
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 24, 2017

"A memorable life dedicated to music and civil rights, presented with commensurate style. (bibliography, further reading, listening, and viewing) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Twentieth-century racism tried hard to deny this great performer her voice—and failed. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2010

"Included are brief biographies of each luminary. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)"
The Beatitudes serve as a backdrop to African-American history from enslavement to the present day. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 2008

Weatherford's compressed poetic homage to Coltrane's early influences relays biographical details through metaphors evoking sound: "Before John was a jazz giant, / he heard Grandpa's Sunday sermons, / Mama playing hymns for the senior choir, / and the scoutmaster's call to join a band." 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 >