Carole Boston Weatherford
Carole Boston Weatherford has authored over 50 books including three Caldecott Honor winners: Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hammer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. She recently received the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, and a Golden Kite and Walter Award for Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. Her latest release is The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop. Her titles of Maryland interest include Becoming Billie Holiday and I, Matthew Henson; and Moses. She teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.