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Thomas, Piri 1928-2011

Overview
Works: 69 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 5,892 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Educational films  Personal narratives  History  Internet videos  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Performer, Narrator, Author of introduction
Classifications: F128.9.P85, 301.4516797471
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Most widely held works about Piri Thomas
 
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Most widely held works by Piri Thomas
Seven long times by Piri Thomas( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Savior, Savior, hold my hand by Piri Thomas( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from El Barrio by Piri Thomas( Book )

10 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories dealing with the realities of growing up in the barrio
Down these mean streets by Piri Thomas( Book )

42 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Puerto Rican boy, oldest of seven children, who was born and brought up in Spanish Harlem
Every child is born a poet : the life & work of Piri Thomas( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining poetry, documentary and drama, this film explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, 75-year-old Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican poet and author. His 1967 autobiographical novel "Down These Mean Streets" was groundbreaking in its bilingual style, realistic portrayal of youth, imprisonment, and the search for racial identity. As the first writer of Puerto Rican ancestry to receive national recognition in the United States, Piri Thomas has inspired and influenced generations of students, artists, and activists. A portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery and transformation, this production includes rare archival footage, still photographs, and mixed-media artwork to explore Thomas' use of creativity as a means of overcoming violence and isolation
David Hilliard And Piri Thomas Speaking Engagement : Black And Latino Coalition, Community Roundtable( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This panel discussion, featuring David Hilliard and Piri Thomas, is about the activities and issues of the Black and Latino Coalition
The double life of Ernesto Gomez Gomez by Gary Weimberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Ernesto Gomez finds his life squeezed between two identities, two families and three nations: the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico. This moving and informative documentary follows the teenage Ernesto as he goes on a journey of self-discovery, moving from Mexico to the USA to meet his Puerto Rican birth mother in prison and learn from her the truth about his heritage, his legacy and himself. Dylcia Pagan, a Puerto Rican patriot, was captured in 1980 in a van packed with bombs. She received a severe sentence of 55 years in jail for seditious conspiracy. Her baby boy was adopted by a loving, politically minded Mexican family and Ernesto grew up unaware of his past. When his origins were finally revealed, he decided to reconnect with his mother, imprisoned in San Francisco. The film documents his struggle for identity as he establishes a relationship with not only his mother but also her ideology. He asked the filmmakers to tell his story, as he navigates his conflicting emotions between longing for his family left in Mexico and sympathizing with his mother
No mo' barrio blues by Piri Thomas( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounds of the streets by Piri Thomas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puerto Rico: a profile by Kal Wagenheim( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

S. 261-264: A brief chronology of Puerto Rican history. 1493-1970
Langston Hughes : his life and times by Langston Hughes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of several of Langston Hughes' poems reveal him to be one of the most versatile, popular, and influential African-American poets of the 20th century
Every child is born a poet by Piri Thomas( Recording )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiones : Latino art and culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures contemporary Latino artists in the United States reinventing rich traditions and creating new art forms that challenge, provoke and entertain
The world of Piri Thomas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piri Thomas, painter, author, and former convict and drug addict, describes the life of a Puerto Rican in New York City's Spanish Harlem
Petey and Johnny( Visual )

2 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petey, a reformed Harlem hood, tries to rehabilitate juvenile gangs and is particularly challenged by a boy named Johnny, who must decide whether to relinquish his role as gang leader and go straight or to continue his present inevitable course to the penitentiary
Amigo brothers by Piri Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hispanic American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Nicolás Kanellos( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of a transverse magnetic field on a propagating plane gaseous detonation wave by Piri Thomas( )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No mo' barrio blues by Piri Thomas( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Down these mean streets : living with racism by Piri Thomas( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Thirty years ago [the author] made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes of self-acceptance, faith, and inner confidence, [he] gives us a book that is as exultant as it is harrowing and whose every page bears the irrepressible rhythm of its author's voice. Thirty years after its first appearance, this classic of manhood, marginalization, survival, and transcendence is available in an anniversary edition with a new Introduction by the author.-Back cover
 
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Stories from El Barrio
Alternative Names
Juan Pedro Tomás.

Piri, Thomas.

Piri Thomas Amerikaans schrijver (1928-2011)

Piri Thomas amerikansk författare

Piri Thomas amerikansk skribent

Piri Thomas poeta porto-riqueny

Piri Thomas poeta puertorriqueño

Piri Thomas Puerto Rican poet

Thomas, John Peter.

Thomas, John Peter 1928-2011

Tomás, Juan Pedro.

Tomás, Juan Pedro 1928-

Tomás, Juan Pedro 1928-2011

Tomás, Piri.

Tomás, Piri 1928-...

Tomás, Piri 1928-2011

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Stories from El BarrioDown these mean streetsVisiones : Latino art and cultureSeven long timesSeven long times