WorldCat Identities

Guy, Rosa

Works: 36 works in 266 publications in 6 languages and 13,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Interviews  Drama  Children's films  Television plays  Biographical television programs  Young adult works  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor
Classifications: PS3557.U93, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rosa Guy
Most widely held works by Rosa Guy
The friends by Rosa Guy( Book )

41 editions published between 1873 and 2006 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phyllisia eventually recognizes that her own selfish pride rather than her mother's death and her father's tyrannical behavior created the gulf between her and her best friend
The disappearance by Rosa Guy( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1995 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The disappearance of the seven-year-old daughter of a Brooklyn family casts suspicion on a juvenile offender from Harlem who has recently come to live with them
Mother Crocodile = Maman-Caïman by Birago Diop( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because Mother Crocodile tells stories of the past, the little crocodiles choose to believe she is crazy until almost too late they learn otherwise
My love, my love, or, The peasant girl by Rosa Guy( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's fable "The Little Mermaid", the story is set on a lush and beautiful Caribbean island and tells the tragic yet lyrical tale of the impossible love of a rich boy from the city and a poor peasant girl
Ruby : a novel by Rosa Guy( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruby, the youngest daughter in a West Indian family that moves to Harlem, is attracted to self-confident, beautiful, and upwardly mobile Daphne
Edith Jackson by Rosa Guy( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 1995 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black teen-ager tries valiantly to keep her family together but sees her world collapse as her younger sisters reject her inept mothering
A measure of time by Rosa Guy( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorine David leaves the rigid, segregated society of Birmingham, Alabama, for Harlem, in a tale of a Black woman's adventurous journey through life from the 1920s through the 1950s
The Oxford book of children's stories by Jan Mark( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories written for children over the past 250 years by such authors as Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling, Carl Sandburg, Joan Aiken, and Rosa Guy
New guys around the block by Rosa Guy( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and German and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harlem teenager Imamu Jones, repainting his mother's apartment, hoping to help her overcome her alcoholism, is troubled as he begins to suspect one of his friends may be guilty of a series of burglaries and other crimes
Billy the Great by Rosa Guy( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Swedish and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy's parents try to plan his life for him, including his choice of friends, but he has ideas of his own
Caribbean carnival : songs of the West Indies by Irving Burgie( )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of calypso, a uniquely West Indian musical expression
And I heard a bird sing by Rosa Guy( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen-year-old Imamu's newly-found contentment, with his job and the apartment he shares with his frail mother, is shattered when he is inadvertently drawn into the sinister events taking place in a wealthy household where he has been delivering groceries
Bird at my window by Rosa Guy( Book )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rosa Guy's novel follows Wade Williams, a brilliant young black man who wakes up in a mental hospital and is told he has assaulted his sister. Throughout Guy's engrossing story, Wade retraces his steps to identify the circumstances that brought him to commit this unthinkable act, and reveals the rich complexity of mid-twentieth-century Harlem and its mothers, sons, and daughters, whose aspirations prevail and perish within both white and black America."--Jacket
Paris, Pee Wee, and Big Dog by Rosa Guy( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his mother goes off to work one Saturday, ten-year-old Paris and two friends spend the day on the streets of New York, having fun and some hair-raising adventures, too
The music of summer by Rosa Guy( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and French and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The attractive, sophisticated young African-Americans gathered at Cape Cod have their own set of economic and color prejudices; but, Sarah, the darkest-skinned, begins to see more clearly the duties and hope of her ancestry
The ups and downs of Carl Davis III by Rosa Guy( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of letters to his parents and friends, twelve-year-old Carl Davis III, chronicles his initial anger, confusion, and disdain as well as his gradual change of heart about being sent to a small Southern town to live with his grandmother
The sun, the sea, a touch of the wind by Rosa Guy( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black American painter goes to Haiti to escape New York. She instantly identifies with the Haitians who equally instantly identify her as a foreigner. Nor is she welcomed by the other foreigners who are white. Rejected on either side, she drifts into promiscuity, until she meets a revolutionary
Children of longing by Rosa Guy( Book )

9 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unge amerikanske negre fortæller om deres liv på baggrund af 60'ernes raceuroligheder
Mirror of her own by Rosa Guy( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having lived in her older sister's shadow all her life, Mary Abbot comes into the spotlight the summer she turns 18
Friends by Lisa Kudrow( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes dramatized scenes from the novel The friends by Rosa Guy. British teenagers are shown interviewing the writer as she discusses the influence of her experiences upon her novels
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Mother Crocodile = Maman-Caïman
Alternative Names
Cuthbert Guy, Rosa

Cuthbert, Rosa

Guy, Rosa Cuthbert, 1928-

Rosa Guy American writer

Rosa Guy Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1922-2012)

Rosa Guy écrivaine américaine

Rosa Guy US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

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The disappearanceMother Crocodile = Maman-CaïmanMy love, my love, or, The peasant girlRuby : a novelEdith JacksonThe Oxford book of children's storiesNew guys around the blockBilly the Great