Goldberg, Whoopi 1950-
Most widely held works about Whoopi Goldberg
Most widely held works by Whoopi Goldberg
The color purple ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 2,260 libraries worldwide
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister.
Ghost ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,769 libraries worldwide
A ghost teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder--and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate.
Book by Whoopi Goldberg ( Book )
24 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 1,718 libraries worldwide
The popular actress and comedian shares her commentary on the modern world, presenting observations on welfare reform, the Pope, men and relationships, motherly advice, and the lessons she has learned from life.
The color purple ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,630 libraries worldwide
An uneducated woman living in the rural American south who was raped by her father, deprived of the children she bore him and forced to marry a brutal man she calls "Mister" is transformed by the friendship of two remarkable women, acquiring self-worth and the strength to forgive.
Sister act ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 libraries worldwide
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg stars as a sassy, low-rent lounge singer forced to hide out from the mob in the last place on Earth anyone would look for her - in a quiet religious convent. There, her irreverent behavior attracts a flock of faithful followers - and before long she turns the nuns' tone-deaf choir into a soulful chorus of swingin', singing sisters. But when the group earns rave reviews, her sudden celebrity jeopardizes her hidden identity.
The lion king ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
The Pridelands are a small slice of heaven, ruled by Mufasa, the Lion King. His son Simba is preoccupied with life and all its potential, and neglects the lessons Mufasa tries to impart. Scar, Mufasa's brother has lived his adult in the shadow of his better looking, more successful, universally adored sibling. Capitalizing upon Simba's youthful exuberance and reckless abandon, Scar manipulates his nephew into playing the key role in his ascension to power, and believing himself guilty of Mufasa's death. Simba flees from his home and family in shame and disgrace, never to return. Years of abuse and neglect under King Scar begin, and the Pridelands are devastated, and lionesses are hunting far outside their boundaries. One such is Nala, who discovers the exiled Simba, who must face the ghosts and demons of his past to save the ones he loves.
Is it just me? : or is it nuts out there by Whoopi Goldberg ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,256 libraries worldwide
The veteran comedian and co-host of "The View" uses her trademark humor to examine the growing disrespect and rudeness in society and discusses how a loss of civility diminishes the quality of life.
African American lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
The lion king 1 1/2 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
See the real story behind the lion king ... at least from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective. The truth will be exposed about some "passed" events - such as when King Mufasa introduced his young heir to the animal kingdom. Reveals the true hullabaloo behind their departures from the meerkat and warthog 'hoods. Tag along as the two buddies from the brush search for their dream home, share their joys and trials as they raise young Simba using the "Hakuna Matata" philosophy, then cheer them as they help Simba save the Serengeti and reclaim his place atop Pride Rock.
The player ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,203 libraries worldwide
A celebrity-studded thriller of murderous obsession among Hollywood's glamorous elite.
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,202 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
Girl, interrupted ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 1,199 libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous psychiatric hospital in the late 1960's.
The long walk home ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground.
Everyone's hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
10-year-old baseball fan Yankee Irving is always the last one picked for sandlot baseball games. But when Babe Ruth's prized bat is stolen during the 1932 World Series, Yankee steps up to the plate to help retrieve it for his beloved idol. He embarks on a wild cross-country journey that teaches him the stuff of real heroes, and along the way, Yankee learns that importance of perseverance and the true meaning of friendship.
Ghosts of Mississippi ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,063 libraries worldwide
In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his own driveway. For 30 years his wife worked for the conviction of his assassin.
Alice in Wonderland ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,058 libraries worldwide
Alice slips down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets zany characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and has a series of strange, dream-like adventures.
Sister act 2: back in the habit ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Whoopi Goldberg returns as the lounge singer who goes undercover as a nun to help an ailing inner-city school.
The best of Elmo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
Come along with Elmo and friends as they relive some of their favorite moments from Sesame Street.
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
The history's most enduring fairy tale shimmers to life in the most spectacular production ever of the classic musical.
It's a very merry Muppet Christmas movie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Evil banker Rachel Bitterman forecloses on the Muppets' famous variety theater. But Bitterman's machinations take a back seat when apprentice guardian angel Daniel shows Kermit what conditions would have been had Kermit never existed. A Kermit-less world would have found Miss Piggy running a fraudulent psychic hotline, Fozzie Bear as a homeless derelict, and Sam the Eagle as a caged "rave" dancer. With showstopping numbers like Moulin Scrooge and parodies of many holiday films, this tale of fortune through friendship defines the true meaning of holiday spirit.
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Goldberg, Whoopie 1949-
Goldberg, Whoopy 1949-
Johnson, Caryn E., 1949-
Johnson, Caryn E., 1950-
Johnson, Caryn Elaine.
Johnson, Caryn 1949-
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