Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford and
Jeffery Weatherford

Carole Boston Weatherford

Available for in-person or virtual visits, alone or including Jeffery Weatherfor.   Contact her, or her representative, for current rates at or

Author Carole Weatherford and her son, illustrator/poet Jeffery Weatherford present solo or joint presentations to spark student creativity. Using poetry and nonfiction books, they connect ELA and social studies curricula. Programs are interactive and employ multimedia, storytelling and music.   

Carole’s many books cover the history of Jesse Owens, Juneteenth, and Michelle Obama, and events such as the Tulsa Race Massacre, and the Greensboro Sit-ins.  Her book, Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom received a Caldecott Honor.  KIN: Rooted in Hope (Gr. 5+) to be released in September, 2023, with poems and art.

Jeffery Weatherford

Jeffery explores the history of hip-hop, the process of creating rhymes, and the technology behind the hits.  He has illustrated You Can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen (Gr. 4-7); and contributed art to anthology We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices (Gr. 3-7).

Carole Boston Weatherford and Jeffery Weatherford’s website

Grades 5 and up