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Qualls, Sean

Overview
Works: 36 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 22,662 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Biography  Fiction  Poetry  Biographies  Blues poetry  History  Historical fiction  Lullabies 
Roles: Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: ML3930.C535, B
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Most widely held works about Sean Qualls
 
Most widely held works by Sean Qualls
Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane by Carole Boston Weatherford( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lyrical picture-book biography of John Coltrane focuses on his childhood and how he interpreted sounds before he made his music
The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco Manzano by Margarita Engle( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Francisco Manzano was born in 1797 into the household of wealthy slave owners in Cuba. He spent his early years at the side of his owner's wife, entertaining her friends. His poetry was his outlet, reflecting the beauty and cruelty of his world. Written in verse
Dizzy by Jonah Winter( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After arriving in New York, John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was soon playing with the famous Cab Calloway Band, but his clowning around got him fired. Dizzy kept trying out his new music which took over the world of jazz. He had invented "bebop!"
Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Ann Thompson( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled
The case for Loving : the fight for interracial marriage by Selina Alko( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine not being able to marry the person you loved, just because they were of a race different from your own. This is the story of one brave family: Mildred Loving, Richard Perry Loving, and their three children. It is the story of how Mildred and Richard fell in love, and got married in Washington D.C. When they moved back to their hometown in Virginia, they were arrested for violating that state's law against interracial marriage. The Lovings refused to allow their children to get the message that their parents' love was wrong and so they fought the unfair law, taking their case all the way to the Supreme Court
Skit-scat raggedy cat : Ella Fitzgerald by Roxane Orgill( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald
One last word : wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of poetry, Nikki Grimes looks afresh at the poets of the Harlem Renaissance -- including voices like Langston Hughes, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and many more writers of importance and resonance from this era -- by combining their work with her own original poetry. Using "The Golden Shovel" poetic method, Grimes has written a collection of poetry that is as gorgeous as it is thought-provoking. This special book also includes original artwork in full-color from some of today's most exciting African American illustrators, who have created pieces of art based on Nikki's original poems. Featuring art by: Cozbi A. Cabrera, R. Gregory Christie, Pat Cummings, Jan Spivey Gilchrist, Ebony Glenn, Nikki Grimes, E.B. Lewis, Frank Morrison, Christopher Myers, Brian Pinkney, Sean Qualls, James Ransome, Javaka Steptoe, Shadra Strickland, and Elizabeth Zunon. A foreword, an introduction to the history of the Harlem Renaissance, author's note, poet biographies, and index makes this not only a book to cherish, but a wonderful resource and reference as well"--
Why am I me? by Paige Britt( Book )

6 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a poetic, philosophical exchange, two children of different races ask themselves why they are who and what they are, and speculate on how they could be different
Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes
Goodnight songs by Margaret Wise Brown( Recording )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of twelve lullabies, illustrated by contemporary, award-winning artists including Jonathan Bean, Sophie Blackall, Renata Liwska, and Dan Yaccarino
Freedom song : the story of Henry "Box" Brown by Sally M Walker( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Brown copes with slavery by singing, but after his wife and children are sold away he is left with only his freedom song, which gives him strength when friends put him in a box and mail him to a free state
Giant steps to change the world by Spike Lee( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pursuing one's own path in life takes courage, strength, and perseverance, as demonstrated by such inspirational leaders as Barack Obama, Albert Einstein, and Muhammad Ali
Lullaby (for a Black mother) : a poem by Langston Hughes( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem by African American author of the Harlem Renaissance about a mother's love for her child is paired with color illustrations. Its sweet, lulling rhythm celebrates a bedtime ritual and the bond between a mother and child
Two friends : Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Dean Robbins( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story imagines what it was like when Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass got together for a cup of tea and discussed their struggle for civil rights
Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Cloud does not want to join the other clouds in terrorizing the earth with storms, but grows lonely and longs to look closer at mountains and seas, until Lady Wind makes her dream come true in this version of the fable, "The bundle of sticks."
Jump back, Paul : the life and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Sally Derby( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did you know that Paul Laurence Dunbar originated such famous lines as "I know why the caged bird sings" and "We wear the mask that grins and lies"? From his childhood in poverty and his early promise as a poet through his struggles to find acceptance as a writer and his tumultuous romance with his wife, to his immense fame and his untimely death, Dunbar's story is one of triumph and tragedy. But his legacy remains in his much-beloved poetry--told in both Standard English and in dialect--which continues to delight and inspire readers today. More than two dozen of Dunbar's poems are woven throughout this volume, illuminating the phases of his life and serving as examples of dialect, imagery, and tone"--
Phillis's big test by Catherine Clinton( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Phyllis Wheatley of Boston, Mass., a slave, who published a book of poetry in 1773
Who will I be, Lord? by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl recalls the stories she has been told about the members of her family and wonders what kind of person she will become
How we are smart by W Nikola-Lisa( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through direct quotations, verse, and prose, presents the achievements of a diverse group of people who illustrate Dr. Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. Includes information about the eight basic ways people can be "smart" and suggested activities"--Provided by publisher
 
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Before John was a jazz giant : a song of John Coltrane
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The poet slave of Cuba : a biography of Juan Francisco ManzanoDizzySkit-scat raggedy cat : Ella FitzgeraldBird in a boxGiant steps to change the worldLittle Cloud and Lady WindPhillis's big testWho will I be, Lord?How we are smart