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Medearis, Angela Shelf 1956-

Overview
Works: 178 works in 466 publications in 3 languages and 28,364 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Literature  History  Folklore  Picture books  High interest-low vocabulary books  Cookbooks  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.M468, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Angela Shelf Medearis
Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When they are given the seemingly impossible task of turning thread into gold, the seven Ashanti brothers put aside their differences, learn to get along, and embody the principles of Kwanzaa. Includes information on Kwanzaa, West African cloth weaving, and instructions for making a belt
The 100th day of school by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The children learn 100 spelling words, plant 100 seeds, bake 100 cookies, and "do everything the 100 way" to celebrate this special day
Dancing with the Indians by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While attending a Seminole Indian celebration, a black family watches and joins in several exciting dances
Music by Angela Shelf Medearis( )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses the evolution of African-American music from its roots in the rhythms and instruments from Africa through the development of the blues, gospel, and soul to modern rock and rap."--Title page verso
The singing man : adapted from a West African folktale by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple's youngest son is forced to leave his West African village because he chooses music over the more practical occupations of his brothers, but years later he returns to show the wisdom of his choice
Here comes the snow by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After waiting anxiously for the arrival of snow, children enjoy it by making snow angels, throwing snowballs, and riding their sleds
Dance by Angela Shelf Medearis( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the dance traditions of African Americans, from their origins in the expressive dances that the slaves brought from Africa through the development of jazz and tap to modern dance and ballet
We eat dinner in the bathtub by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy visits a friend who lives in a topsy-turvy house
Cooking by Angela Shelf Medearis( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the influence of African-based foods, cooking techniques, and traditions to American culinary history
We play on a rainy day by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children pout when the rain begins, but, soon, properly dressed, they enjoy playing outdoors in the rain
Too much talk by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of a traditional West African tale about a king who refuses to believe that yams, fish, and cloth can talk until his throne agrees with him
Dare to dream : Coretta Scott King and the civil rights movement by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Coretta Scott King covering her childhood and her help in leading the civil rights movement
Lucy's quiet book by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the children's librarian gives Lucy a book that helps her quiet her noisy brothers, Lucy learns the power of a story. Includes activities and tips for helping a child become a better reader
Our people by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent and child discuss their African-American heritage and the contributions made to civilization by their people
The African-American kitchen : cooking from our heritage by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of recipes from the diverse traditions of African-American culture offers more than two hundred fifty dishes, including cuisine from Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South
The ghost of Sifty-Sifty Sam by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To win a $5000 reward, a chef named Dan agrees to stay in a haunted house overnight and when he meets a very hungry ghost, he gets more than he had expected
On the way to the pond by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While going on a picnic together, Herbert Hippo teases Tess Tiger about all of the things she has brought along, until he learns just how important they can be
Skin deep and other teenage reflections : poems by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful collection of easy-to-read poems about the problems and frustrations of being a teenager
Haunts : five hair-raising tales by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories mainly set in Texas and based on tales of local ghosts
The zebra-riding cowboy : a folk song from the Old West by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Western folk song, an educated fellow mistaken for a greenhorn proves his cowboy ability by riding a wild horse; includes a discussion of Afro-American and Hispanic cowboys in the nineteenth century
 
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Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story
Covers
The 100th day of schoolDancing with the IndiansMusicThe singing man : adapted from a West African folktaleHere comes the snowDanceWe eat dinner in the bathtubCooking
Alternative Names
Medearis Angela 1956-....

Medearis Shelf 1956-....

Languages
English (157)

Spanish (10)

French (2)