Children ages 5-12 invited
Saturday, August 25, 2012
African American Museum at Fair Park 3536 Grand Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75210
Please R.S.V.P. by August 20
Due to limited space, we require advanced registration for the Children's Breakfast.
Carole Boston Weatherford was Baltimore-born and raised. She composed her first poem in first grade and dictated the verse to her mother. Her father, a high school printing teacher, printed some of her early poems on index cards. What a thrill! Since her literary debut with Juneteenth Jamboree in 1995, Carole’s books have received many literary honors. Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led her People to Freedom (2006), illustrated by Kadir Nelson, won a Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. The Sound that Jazz Makes (2000) won the Carter G. Woodson Award from National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and an NAACP Image Award nomination. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins (2005) and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People (2002) both won the North Carolina Juvenile Literature Award. Freedom on the Menu was a finalist for the North Carolina Children's Book Award. Remember the Bridge was short-listed among the NCSS Notables, International Reading Association Teachers’ Choices and Voices of Youth Advocates Poetry Picks. And Birmingham, 1963 won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award for 2008. Carole earned a Master of Arts in publications design from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Currently, she teaches at Fayetteville State University and lives in High Point, N.C. with her husband Ronald, son and daughter.