Mother and Son: Carole Boston Weatherford and her son, Jeffery

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I was blessed to meet Carole Boston Weatherford and her son, Jeffery Boston Weatherford at the African- American children’s book fair. 

First I met Jeffrey Boston Weatherford and he told me about his debut book ( he is the illustrator and his mother is the author), You can Fly: The Tuskegee Airmen.

Then, I met his mother, Carole Boston Weatherford. I didn’t realize that I met a genius until I sat down and read some of her work. I really appreciate the time and labor she put towards writing children books.

During a meeting with the students at Mary Mitchell, I showed them all the books I bought written by her and they gasped.

oh my gosh! She wrote so many books!!

I was able to talk to my students about my favorite photographer, Gordon Parks, through the use of her book, Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured White and Black America. 

Most of the students were familiar with Freedom on the Menu and those who weren’t were more interested in that book than any of the other books I purchased by her.

I am happy I met them and  can’t wait to see what this pair put out next!

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