Carole Boston Weatherford presents civil rights book reading

mosesIn commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s death, New York Times best-selling author children’s author Carole Boston Weatherford will read from and sign copies of her book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom. The reading will take place on Saturday, March 23, at the Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium.

The presentation will include song, percussion, and choral readings based on this Caldecott Honor book. The book, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, also won the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and an NAACP Image Award.

Boston Weatherford has 40 books of poetry, nonfiction, and children's literature, including Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of an NAACP Image Award, Caldecott Honor Medal and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration. Becoming Billie Holiday won a Coretta Scott King Author Honor, Birmingham, 1963 won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award and the Jefferson Cup, The Sound that Jazz Makes won the Carter G. Woodson Award from National Council for the Social Studies, and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People and Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-ins both won North Carolina Juvenile Literature Awards.

Her books have been short-listed by the International Reading Association and National Council for the Social Studies and named best books of the year by Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal and New York Public Library. Winner of the Ragan-Rubin Award from the North Carolina English Teachers Association and a two-time North Carolina Arts Council Writers Fellow, Carole teaches at Fayetteville State University and resides in High Point, N.C., with her family.

This program has been made possible through a matching grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Admission to this event is free. For more information visit or call the arts box office at 574.520.4203.

Carole Boston Weatherford Book Reading and Signing
Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom
11 am Saturday, March 23
Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium
1040 West Washington Street, South Bend