Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Dimitrea Tokunbo''s vivid illustrations are sure to delight. My name is Carole Boston Weatherford. By Carole Boston Weatherford. Carole Boston Weatherford pays tribute to these sights and sounds of urban life in twenty fresh and rhythmic poems. In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history. Award-winning North Carolina author Carole Boston Weatherford will be the featured poet for Forsyth County Public Library’s On the Same Poem program for 2016. In just 29 poems, Weatherford (The Sound That Jazz Makes, 2000) brilliantly summarizes the broad span of African-American history, with short poems that follow a complete timeline from prehistory (“Mother Africa Speaks to Civilization”) to the present through the inclusion of current sports stars (“The All-Time, All-Sport, All-Star Team”). ", Weatherford began writing in first grade by dictating poems to her mother. Title: Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe; Grade Level : 9 – 12; Hardcover : 192 pages; Publisher : Candlewick (September … Called to writing as a child, award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford wrote her first poem in grade school. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. In this book the Beatitudes -- from Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount -- form the backdrop for Carole Boston Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the African American journey from slavery to civil rights. (publication design), 1982; University of North Carolina—Greensboro, M.F.A. Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People. Jynx had looked like "an obese drag queen", and she also offered Mr. Popo, a character from the Dragon Ball franchise, up for critique: Mr. Popo is a rotund, turban-clad genie with pointy ears, jet-black skin, shiny white eyes, and, yes, big red lips. Philomel $17.99 (53p) ISBN 978-0-399-23726-3. Carole Boston Weatherford is a children's book author and poet who "mines the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles." By Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Michele Wood By Carole Boston Weatherford Illustrated by Michele Wood. Born February 13, 1956, in Baltimore, MD; daughter of Joseph Alexander and Carolyn Virginia Boston; married Ronald Jeffrey Weatherford (a writer), February 2, 1985; children: one daughter, one son. Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People Carole Boston Weatherford. 2002. She lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. Review of “Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe” by Carole Boston Weatherford. ISBN 9781590784402 PLOT SUMMARY Birmingham, 1963 depicts the events in the days leading up to the church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, on September 15, 1963. in publication design from the University of Baltimore. Education: American University, B.A., 1977; University of Baltimore, M.A. New York: Atheneum. Other books recount historical events such as the Greensboro Sit-ins and the bombing of the Sixteenth Street … In her Author's Notes for each book, she includes a portion of the historical research from which her fiction or poetry emerged. Back to Top. Carole Boston Weatherford’s evocative and moving new book, Freedom in Congo Square, is about people who work for the weekend, too—but in a context that’s far less lighthearted, set during a shameful and important period of American history. Pennsylvania: WORDSONG BIRMINGHAM, 1963, is a poem picture book that showcases one poem, describing the events of September 15, 1963 when racists bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
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