Carole Boston Weatherford is the acclaimed author of more than forty books, including “Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom”, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award; and “Becoming Billie Holiday”, winner of a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. She is also the recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature. Carole lives in North Carolina and teaches at Fayetteville State University. Visit her at CBWeatherford.com.
Read Aloud Tips
Preview the book before reading to spark questions or reactions.
Encourage predictions throughout reading. Ask students what they think will happen next. Help them confirm or change their predictions as the story progresses.
Watch the audience. Watch students’ expressions and body language.
Festive and full of mirth, her fluid, motion-packed lines put a visible spring in her characters’ steps, and her palette is as summery as lemonade and blue skies. – Publisher’s Weekly