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Jeffery Boston Weatherford

An artist and spoken word poet, Jeffery Boston Weatherford is illustrator of the award-winning book YOU CAN FLY: THE TUSKEGEE AIRMAN. The acclaimed middle grade/YA verse novel was named a best book of the year by National Council for the Social Studies, Association for Library Service to Children, National Council of Teachers of English, New York Public Library and Kirkus Reviews. He has designed, illustrated and published several children’s books: AFRICA, A BAT CAVE: AN ABECEDARIAN BEDTIME CHRONICLE, and PRINCEVILLE: THE 500-YEAR FLOOD.

He has presented in the U.S. and Africa and has exhibited in numerous galleries. In addition to sharing art and poetry, Jeffery discusses research methods and his childhood doodles and demonstrates digital or fine art techniques. He often collaborates with author Carole Boston Weatherford.

Founder of the global hip hop collective Triiibe Worldwide, Jeffery teaches that HIP HOP is an acronym for “Higher Infinite Power Healing Our People” and gives voice to the marginlized and oppressed. Jeffery holds a Master of Fine Arts from Howard University where he was a Romare Bearden Scholar.