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Medearis, Angela Shelf 1956-

Overview
Works: 179 works in 502 publications in 3 languages and 27,985 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Literature  History  Picture books  Folklore  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 )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and held by 1,758 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 )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,253 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,082 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 1,030 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 939 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 892 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 824 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 )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy visits a friend who lives in a topsy-turvy house
We play on a rainy day by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the influence of African-based foods, cooking techniques, and traditions to American culinary history
Too much talk by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 738 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 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Coretta Scott King covering her childhood and her help in leading the civil rights movement
Our people by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parent and child discuss their African-American heritage and the contributions made to civilization by their people
Lucy's quiet book by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the children's librarian gives Lucy a book to help her quiet her noisy brothers, Lucy learns the power of a story
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 645 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 635 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
Skin deep and other teenage reflections : poems by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insightful collection of easy-to-read poems about the problems and frustrations of being a teenager
On the way to the pond by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 536 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
The seven days of Kwanzaa by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, for seven days beginning December 26th, African-Americans celebrate their heritage during the Kwanzaa holiday. In this book, you will find recipes for African dishes to make a Kwanzaa feast, and instructions for making masks, African toe puppets, and other Kwanzaa gifts
Haunts : five hair-raising tales by Angela Shelf Medearis( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories mainly set in Texas and based on tales of local ghosts
 
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Seven spools of thread : a Kwanzaa story
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The 100th day of schoolDancing with the IndiansMusicThe singing man : adapted from a West African folktaleHere comes the snowDanceWe eat dinner in the bathtubWe play on a rainy day
Alternative Names
Medearis, Angela

Medearis Angela 1956-....

Medearis, Shelf

Medearis Shelf 1956-....

Shelf Medearis, Angela 1956-

Languages
English (167)

Spanish (11)

Dutch (1)