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Linda Wilson
Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
(205) 226-3746

Author Carole Weatherford to Visit Birmingham Public Library February 25-27th

February 13, 2008, Birmingham, AL--New York Times best-selling author Carole Boston Weatherford will visit the Birmingham Public Library February 25–27, 2008, and present a series of programs in several of the twenty library locations.

Ms. Weatherford has been writing since first grade when she recited an original poem to her mother and has since authored 26 books, celebrating family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. Her books have won the Coretta Honor, The Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, the Carter G. Woodson Award from the National Council for the Social Studies, three NAACP Image Award Nominations and two North Carolina Juvenile Literature Awards.

Her best known titles include Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins and Remember the Bridge: Poems of a People. Her latest releases are Dear Mr. Rosewald, Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive, and Birmingham, 1963. Ms. Weatherford is an associate professor at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina.

Event Information:

Monday, February 25, 2008

Wylam Elementary- 10:00 am
North Avondale Branch Library- 1:00 pm
Springville Road Branch Library- 6:30 pm
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Birmingham Public Library (Central) - 10:30 am
Smithfield Branch Library- 1:00 pm
Avondale Branch Library- 6:30 pm

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

North Birmingham Branch Library- 10:00 am
Birmingham Public Library (Central)- noon
West End Branch Library- 3:30 pm
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