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Unspeakable : the Tulsa Race Massacre —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the 1921 Tulsa race massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history"-- Provided by publ...

Box : Henry Brown mails himself to freedom —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

What have I to fear? My master broke every promise to me. I lost my beloved wife and our dear children. All, sold South. Neither my time nor my body is mine. The breath of life is all I have to lose. And bondage is suffo...

Dreams for a daughter —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

A black mother describes her dreams for her newborn daughter, and her hopes for a future in which her little one will grow to cross borders and bridge boundaries, be her best self, and find love.

Schomburg : the man who built a library —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Traces legal clerk Arturo Schomburg's efforts to curate a collection of African books, letters, music, and art.

Moses : when Harriet Tubman led her people to freedom —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Describes Tubman's spiritual journey as she hears the voice of God guiding her north to freedom on that very first trip to escape the brutal practice of forced servitude. Tubman would make nineteen subsequent trips back...

Beauty mark : a verse novel of Marilyn Monroe —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

"From the day she was born into a troubled home to her reigning days as a Hollywood icon, Marilyn Monroe (née Norma Jeane Mortenson) lived a life that was often defined by others. Here, in a luminous poetic narrative, a...

Dorothea Lange : the photographer who found the faces of the Depression —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"Before she raised her lens to take her most iconic photo, Dorothea Lange took photos of the downtrodden from bankers in once-fine suits waiting in breadlines, to former slaves, to the homeless sleeping on sidewalks. A c...

The library ghost —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

At night, a ghost visits the library to find the answer to a riddle.

Freedom in Congo Square —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

A poetic tribute to a lesser-known part of African-American history describes how after working relentlessly for more than six days, slaves in nineteenth-century New Orleans were permitted to congregate in Congo Square

The legendary Miss Lena Horne —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

Surveys the life of the actress and civil rights activist, describing her childhood, early years in vaudeville, and achievements as the first African American actress to be offered a studio contract.

The Beatitudes : from slavery to civil rights —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

The Beatitudes form the backdrop for Weatherford's free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights.

Voice of freedom Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement

Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer ...

Freedom on the menu : the Greensboro sit-ins —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

The 1960 civil rights sit-ins at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, are seen through the eyes of a young Southern black girl.

Jazz baby —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

A group of children move and play, hum and sleep to a jazz beat.

In your hands —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"A prayer from mother to son that he will always in safe hands"-- Provided by publisher.

Dear Mr. Rosenwald —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956-

Young Ovella rejoices as her community comes together to raise money and build a much-needed school in the 1920s, with matching funds from the president of Sears, Roebuck, and Company and support from Professor James of ...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T : Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul —Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- author.

"Aretha Franklin was born to sing. The daughter of a pastor and a gospel singer, her musical talent was clear from her earliest days in her father's Detroit church. Aretha sang with a soaring voice that spanned more than...

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