Program Type:Arts, Culture, & Literature, Civic Engagement, Featured, Out-of-School Time/Summer Reading
Celebrate Juneteenth with Newbery and Caldecott Award winning Author, Carole Boston Weatherford. Ms. Weatherford will read Juneteenth Jamboree and share from her newest title Unspeakable, released earlier this year in commemoration of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.
About Carole Boston Weatherford: New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford recently released Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe and R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul. Her 50-plus books include the Caldecott Honor winners Freedom in Congo Square, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. She won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor for Becoming Billie Holiday, NAACP Image Awards for Moses and for Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, the Arnold Adoff Poetry Award for The Legendary Miss Lena Horne, and an SCBWI Golden Kite and WNDB Walter Award for Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library. Among her most popular titles are Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins and The Roots of Rap: 16 Bars on the 4 Pillars of Hip Hop. Baltimore-born, Weatherford teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.
Be sure to check out our Juneteenth program for adults - Juneteenth Jubilee 2021
This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.
This program will be held online via Zoom only. Program-related information will be sent out via email before the program starts. If you do not receive your zoom link, please reach out to us.