Jacqui Nickell
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The Lakehill Preparatory School Parent Faculty Club is happy to welcome award-winning author and poet Carole Boston Weatherford to Lakehill on Friday, October 18, to share her experiences as a writer. She will speak to kindergarten through second grade at 10:00 a.m., and to third and fourth graders at 11:00 a.m. Lakehill parents are also invited to attend.

A New York Times best-selling author, Weatherford is one of the leading poets writing for young people today. She believes that poetry makes music with words. Her work also includes nonfiction, biography, and historical fiction.

Through her books and performances, her words reach millions of young readers. As a professor, she trains current and future teachers and mentors emerging writers. Her 50+ books include many award winners, including three Caldecott Honor Books: 

•             Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom (NAACP Image Award, Coretta Scott King Award, and Caldecott Honor Book)

•             Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement (Caldecott Honor Book, Sibert Honor, Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe New Talent Award, and Flora Steiglitz Straus Award from Bank Street College of Education)

•             Freedom in Congo Square (Caldecott Honor Book)

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