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Thomas, Joyce Carol

Overview
Works: 55 works in 137 publications in 1 language and 18,425 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Poetry  Fiction  History  Folklore  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Domestic fiction  Music  Historical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3570.H565, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joyce Carol Thomas
The blacker the berry : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This work features twelve poems complimenting different shades of skin color and connecting those colors with similes and metaphors of foods -- mostly berries. The poems each convey, through the eyes of a child, the beauty of their own complexion and how their skin came to be that color
I have heard of a land by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory
Brown honey in broomwheat tea : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity
Linda Brown, you are not alone : the Brown v. Board of Education decision : a collection ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools
The six fools by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents
Marked by fire by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive
The gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball
The three witches by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market
Gingerbread days by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity
The skull talks back and other haunting tales by Zora Neale Hurston( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do you dare to cross paths with ... an enchantress who can slip in and out of her skin, a man more evil than the devil, a skull who talks back, a pair of creepy feet that can walk on their own? Spooky, chilling, and fantastical, this collection of six scary tales will send shivers up your spine! The stories in The Skull Talks Back have been selected from Every Tongue Got To Confess, Zora Neale Hurston's third volume of folklore. Through Joyce Carol Thomas's carefully adapted text and Leonard Jenkins's arresting illustrations, the soulful, fanciful imaginations of ordinary folk will reach readers of all ages
What's the hurry, Fox? : and other animal stories by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s
A Gathering of flowers : stories about being young in America by Joyce Carol, ed Thomas( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago. A groundbreaking anthology of stories written for young adults of all cultures, classes, and creeds, this collection of original tales reflects America's rich and diverse heritage. Touching on themes of compassion and intolerance, love and hope, the anthology offers a refreshingly different perspective of what it is like to be young in America
House of light by Joyce Carol Thomas( )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Dr. Abyssinia Jackson, who possesses remarkable healing powers. From her office, known as the House of Light, she tends to the troubled woman of Ponca City. With her mixture of knowing wisdom and tender care, Abyssinia helps the women rise above their pain to find their own infinite strength
Crowning glory : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems, including "First Braids," "Grandma's Way," and "Mama's Glory," in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage
When the nightingale sings by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church
Hush songs : African American lullabies ( )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information
The golden pasture by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The exquisite horse twelve-year-old Carl Lee finds on his grandfather's farm one summer helps him to understand his difficult father better
Cherish me by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For children discovering their individuality, this beautiful poem celebrates uniqueness, love, and self-awareness"--Cover back
Shouting by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith
In the land of milk and honey by Joyce Carol Thomas( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl journeys by train from Oklahoma to California in 1948 to begin a new life with her family, and finds there people of all ages and races, new tastes and sounds, and a joyous welcome
 
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Alternative Names
Thomas, J.
Languages
English (81)
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