WorldCat Identities

Lester, Julius

Overview
Works: 238 works in 820 publications in 11 languages and 63,582 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Legends  Quotations  Tall tales  Humorous fiction  History  Picture books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Complainant, Performer, Narrator, Compiler, Other, Photographer
Classifications: PZ8.1.L434, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julius Lester
Day of tears : a novel in dialogue by Julius Lester( Book )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 4,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma
John Henry by Julius Lester( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 3,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain--Résumé de l'éditeur
To be a slave by Julius Lester( Book )

63 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation, selected from variious sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century
The tales of Uncle Remus : the adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Sam and the tigers : a new telling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 2,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of a little boy named Sam when he matches wits with several tigers that want to eat him
To be a slave by Julius Lester( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century
From slave ship to freedom road by Julius Lester( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each painting and piece of writing deal with a key event in the history of slavery
Long journey home : stories from Black history by Julius Lester( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The six stories are based on real people--human beings who had one thing in common: they were slaves in a country--our country--dedicated to freedom
More tales of Uncle Remus : further adventures of Brer Rabbit, his friends, enemies, and others by Julius Lester( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the continuing adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
How many spots does a leopard have? and other tales by Julius Lester( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish
The last tales of Uncle Remus by Julius Lester( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells the final adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Black cowboy, wild horses : a true story by Julius Lester( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Lemmons is famous for his ability to track wild horses. He rides his horse, Warrior, picks up the trail of mustangs, then runs with them day and night until they accept his presence. Bob and Warrior must then challenge the stallion for leadership of the wild herd. A victorious Bob leads the mustangs across the wide plains and for one last spectacular run before guiding them into the corral. Bob's job is done, but he dreams of galloping with Warrior forever -- to where the sky and land meet
Black folktales by Julius Lester( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin includes "How God made the butterflies", "The Girl with large eyes", "Stagolee", and "People who could fly."
Pharaoh's daughter : a novel of ancient Egypt by Julius Lester( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods
Further tales of Uncle Remus : the misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and other creatures by Julius Lester( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the classic Afro-American tales relating the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
The knee-high man, and other tales by Julius Lester( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retells six tales from American black folk literature: "Why the Waves Have Whitecaps," "Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear," "Why Dogs Hate Cats," "The Farmer and the Snake," "What is Trouble?" and "The Knee-High Man."
Do Lord remember me : a novel by Julius Lester( Book )

21 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Reverend Joshua Smith is dying, he begins to doubt--does God's hand truly direct our actions, our understanding, and our love?
This strange new feeling by Julius Lester( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Faroese and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social studies
The Old African by Julius Lester( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa. Based on an actual incident from black history
The blues singers : ten who rocked the world by Julius Lester( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights the careers of Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Little Richard, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin
 
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Day of tears : a novel in dialogue
Alternative Names
Julius Lester Amerikaans schrijver

Julius Lester écrivain américain

Julius Lester US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Lester, Julius Bernard 1939-

جولیوس لستر

레스터, 줄리어스 1939-

ジュリアス・レスター

レスター, ジュリアス

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John HenryTo be a slaveThe tales of Uncle Remus : the adventures of Brer RabbitSam and the tigers : a new telling of Little Black SamboTo be a slaveFrom slave ship to freedom roadLong journey home : stories from Black historyMore tales of Uncle Remus : further adventures of Brer Rabbit, his friends, enemies, and others