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Carole Boston Weatherford

Författare till Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

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Verk av Carole Boston Weatherford

Freedom in Congo Square (2016) 360 exemplar
Becoming Billie Holiday (2008) 179 exemplar
The Beatitudes: From Slavery to Civil Rights (2010) — Författare — 146 exemplar
Dear Mr. Rosenwald (2006) 136 exemplar
Birmingham, 1963 (2007) 96 exemplar
Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive (2006) 89 exemplar
A Negro League Scrapbook (2005) 87 exemplar
Jazz Baby (2002) 79 exemplar
The Legendary Miss Lena Horne (2017) 76 exemplar
The Sound That Jazz Makes (2001) 71 exemplar
Juneteenth Jamboree (1995) 62 exemplar
Remember the Bridge (2002) 58 exemplar
Oprah: The Little Speaker (2010) 57 exemplar
In Your Hands (2017) 48 exemplar
Champions on the Bench (2006) 44 exemplar
Obama: Only in America (2010) 44 exemplar
The Library Ghost (2008) 38 exemplar
Kin: Rooted in Hope (2023) 22 exemplar
Me and the Family Tree (1996) 19 exemplar
Dreams for a Daughter (2021) 18 exemplar
Me and My Mama (2022) 17 exemplar
Grandma and Me (1996) 16 exemplar
Michelle Obama: First Mom (2010) 16 exemplar
Mighty Menfolk (1996) 8 exemplar
My Favorite Toy (1996) 7 exemplar
The Tar Baby on the Soapbox (1999) 3 exemplar
Stormy Blues (2002) 3 exemplar
A Bat Cave (2013) 2 exemplar
The Tan Chanteuse (1995) 2 exemplar
Africa 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 217 exemplar
No Voice Too Small: Fourteen Young Americans Making History (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 47 exemplar


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Heartbreaking account of what was lost in Tulsa.
sloth852 | 24 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
"Weatherford infuses the lyrics of a traditional spiritual with pivotal events in African American history.

In four-line stanzas, references to the unseen narrator (“It’s me, it’s me, O Lord”), the ancestors, and present-day children alternate with the line “Standing in the need of prayer.” From “families enslaved and sold apart,” “a band of rebels,” and “freedmen seeking kin at Emancipation” to Black students integrating all-White schools, athletes breaking records, and choirs singing of justice and freedom, African Americans from across the eras and generations are humbled before God as they face mighty obstacles with brave resistance and endurance. Readers don’t need to know the song to enjoy this book; the repeated lines have the power of an incantation, inducing a meditation on all that Black people have survived and how they have thrived. Morrison’s elegant, emotional, painterly illustrations highlight the beauty, dignity, and grace of the people throughout difficult and degrading circumstances. Rich earth tones, texture, and light invite the eye to linger on the varied, portrait-style compositions. Not just for faithful homes, this is a book that can spark conversations about Black history from a strengths-based lens, with culture and coping as the focus. Brief notes discuss the figures and topics referenced in the main text, and an author’s note explains the importance of spirituals to the culture and to Weatherford personally. (This book was reviewed digitally.)

Gorgeous and enlightening, nourishing both mind and soul. (online resources) (Historical picture book. 4-10)"
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CDJLibrary | 3 andra recensioner | Feb 13, 2024 |
I love how this story shows how faith can inspire a person to be better than they were, and how a song can speak to us in different ways over time.
sloth852 | 1 annan recension | Feb 10, 2024 |
This book would be good for primary students. This book is "Freedom in Congo Square" written by Carole Baton Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, and published in 2016. This book is about slaves in New Orleans who all work in unjust conditions and count down the days until Sunday. On Sunday, they all get to go to Congo Square and they can set up market, sing, dance, and play music which are all things they are never allowed to do when they are working. It shows how important Congo Square was to these slaves and how much freedom means. I would definitely use this in my classroom to show what times were like in New Orleans and how important freedom is to everyone.… (mer)
kcochell23 | 54 andra recensioner | Feb 7, 2024 |



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