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Weatherford, Carole Boston

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1956-

biographical statement

Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and the award-winning author of numerous books for young people. Her work often tackles tough subjects that spark curiosity and critical thinking. These include topics such as jazz and photography, slavery, reconstruction and Jim Crow eras. Her books cover the genres of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction. Weatherford's books have garnered 13 national and seven statewide honors, including the Caldecott Honor Medal, the Coretta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the North Carolina Award for Literature.

Weatherford earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and holds a Master of Arts in Publications Design from the University of Baltimore. She completed her undergraduate students at the American University.

Carole Boston Weatherford was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She currently lives in High Point, North Carolina and she is an Associate Professor of English at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Note written by Orlando Duffus

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Carole Boston Weatherford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 0278
Abstract Carole Boston Weatherford is a New York Times best-selling author and the award-winning author of numerous books for young people. Her work includes topics such as jazz and photography, slavery, reconstruction and Jim Crow eras and covers the genres of poetry, biography, nonfiction and historical fiction.The Carole Boston Weatherford Papers date from circa 1981-2009 and contain research materials, notes, correspondence, sketches, manuscript drafts and...
Dates: 1851 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1981 - 2009; Other: Date acquired: 2008 March 1