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Carole Boston Weatherford

Author, Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer

Carole Boston Weatherford wrote her first poems in elementary school, and in 1995 she made her literary debut with \_Juneteenth Jamboree\_. She has since written over three dozen more books, including \_Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom\_ (2006), \_Birmingham, 1963\_ (2007), and \_Becoming Billie Holiday\_ (2008). In 2015, Weatherford wrote \_Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer\_, illustrated by Ekua Holmes. Her books have won numerous awards, and she received the Ragan-Rubin Award from the North Carolina English Teachers Association in 2007 and the North Carolina Award for Literature in 2010.