Carole Boston Weatherford

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books including BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood, which received a Newbery Honor, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, illustrated by Frank Morrison and winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award. (Photo credit: Gerald Young)
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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

ISBN 9781541581203 Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing Group

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community. More about this book >

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Carole Boston Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of numerous award-winning books including BOX: Henry Brown Mails Himself to Freedom, illustrated by Michele Wood, which received a Newbery Honor, and R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, illustrated by Frank Morrison and winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Book Award. When she’s not traveling or visiting museums, Carole is mining the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She lives in North Carolina.

(Photo credit: Gerald Young)

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