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Smith, Charles R. Jr 1969-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 21,130 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Picture books  Fiction  Biography  History  Short stories  Laudatory poetry  Biographies  Sports poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Charles R Smith
Winning words : sports stories and photographs by Charles R Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of short stories and photographs, Charles R. Smith Jr. shows young athletes overcoming their fears and challenging themselves to do their best
My people by Langston Hughes( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hughes's spare yet eloquent tribute to his people has been cherished for generations. Now, acclaimed photographer Smith interprets this beloved poem in vivid sepia photographs that capture the glory, the beauty, and the soul of being a black American today
Twelve rounds to glory : the story of Muhammad Ali by Charles R Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: A dynamic author-illustrator team follows the three time heavyweight champ through twelve rounds of a remarkable life. "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee-I'm the prettiest thing that ever lived!" From the moment a fired-up teenager from Kentucky won 1960 Olympic gold to the day in 1996 when a retired legend, hands shaking from Parkinson's, returned to raise the Olympic torch, the boxer known as "The Greatest" waged many a fight. Some were in the ring, against opponents like Sonny Liston and Joe Frazier; others were against societal prejudice and against a war he refused to support because of his Islamic faith. Charles R. Smith Jr.'s rap-inspired verse weaves and bobs and jabs with relentless energy, while Bryan Collier's bold collage artwork matches every move-capturing the "Louisville loudmouth with the great gift of rhyme" who shed the name Cassius Clay to take on the world as Muhammad Ali
Black Jack : the ballad of Jack Johnson by Charles R Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century
28 days : moments in Black history that changed the world by Charles R Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A picture book look at many of the men and women who revolutionized life for African Americans throughout history"--
Rimshots : basketball pix, rolls, and rhythms by Charles R Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories and poems about playing basketball
I am America by Charles R Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhyming text and photographs of children underscore the diversity which is America
Brick by brick by Charles R Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the building of the White House, the home of the United States president, and how it took many hands, several of them slaves', who will be remembered throughout history for their extraordinary feat
Pick-up game : a full day of full court( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of short stories by such authors as Walter Dean Myers, Rita Williams-Garcia, and Joseph Bruchac, interspersed with poems and photographs, provides different perspectives on a game of streetball played one steamy July day at the West 4th Street court in New York City known as The Cage
Hoop kings : poems by Charles R Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve poems that celebrate contemporary basketball stars, including Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, and Kobe Bryant
Diamond life : baseball sights, sounds and swings by Charles R Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this poetic and photographic celebration of baseball, Charles R. Smith Jr.'s clever wordplay and vibrant images capture the many facets of life lived on the diamond
The mighty 12 : superheroes of Greek myth by Charles R Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers brief biographical sketches of the twelve gods and goddesses that reside on Mount Olympus
Perfect harmony : a musical journey with the Boys Choir of Harlem by Charles R Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems that capture the feelings and expression of music in some of its forms
Stars in the shadows : the Negro league all-star game of 1934 by Charles R Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1934, Chicago was the setting for one of the most fascinating ballgames in history: the second annual East-West Games. Come step back in time to see the best of the best Negro League players take each other on in this All-Star Game. This exhilarating play-by-play is a tour de force: a complete imagining of the radio broadcast of that thrilling game. You'll meet the legendary players, step into the stands with the fans, and even hear the radio commercials! Coretta Scott King Award Winner Charles Smith, Jr has written a must-have for any baseball aficionado. Beautifully packaged and with incredible black-and-white illustrations by Frank Morrison, this is a rare and momentous book"--
Chameleon by Charles R Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The summer before starting high school in inner-city Los Angeles, fourteen-year-old Shawn grapples with his first experience of love, the complicated bonds of friends and family, and the reality of street gang violence
If : a father's advice to his son by Rudyard Kipling( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of one of Kipling's famous poems about a father's advice to his son
Hoop queens : poems by Charles R Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve poems that celebrate contemporary women basketball stars, including Yolanda Griffith, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Natalie Williams
One death, nine stories by Marc Aronson( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How could one teenage boy's life elicit other kids' first experiences -- even after he dies?. Kev's the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he's dead, he's not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job -- at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin's sister as she collects his surprising effects -- and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn't know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts -- first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It's an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life
Brown sugar babies by Charles R Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhyming text describe babies in terms of different sweet and tasty brown treats
Dance with me by Charles R Smith( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and simple, rhyming text encourage the reader to wiggle, shake, and twirl to the beat
 
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Winning words : sports stories and photographs
Alternative Names
Smith, Charles 1969-

Smith, Charles Jr

Smith, Charles R.

スミス, チャールズ・R.

Languages
English (93)

Covers
My peopleTwelve rounds to glory : the story of Muhammad AliBlack Jack : the ballad of Jack JohnsonRimshots : basketball pix, rolls, and rhythmsI am AmericaPick-up game : a full day of full courtHoop kings : poemsDiamond life : baseball sights, sounds and swings