WorldCat Identities

Cary, Lorene

Overview
Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 4,536 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: F44.C7, 373.18296073
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lorene Cary
The price of a child : a novel by Lorene Cary( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1855, a Southern slave abandons her child to obtain freedom. She is Ginnie of Virginia who escapes while with her master in Philadelphia. The novel portrays her hiding from slave catchers, agonizing over the son she left behind and reinventing herself as Mercer Grey to become a famous abolitionist. By the author of Black Ice
Pride : a novel by Lorene Cary( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four black women help each other with problems. Widowed Arneatha, an Episcopalian minister longs for a man, Roz, recovering from cancer discovers her husband is unfaithful, Audrey is struggling with alcoholism, and academic Tamara didn't get her tenure
If sons, then heirs : a novel by Lorene Cary( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If sons, then heirs" sheds light on a uniquely American, largely untold story of African American land ownership, the outmigration from the South, racial violence, and the consequences of past decisions on present realities. A woman who abandoned her son faces the prospect of a reunion, while a young single mother hopes for a commitment from her boyfriend and a young man searches for answers about his parentage
Growing up Black by Bill Adler( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians, and inner-city gang members
The price of a child by Lorene Cary( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ginnie Pryor has the chance to escape slavery. Philadelphia's Vigilance Committee has come to give her freedom. But as she walks away from her Virginia slave master, Ginnie must leave behind her youngest son. With her new-found freedom come responsibilities and a new identity as abolitionist Mercer Gray. While Mercer is overjoyed to be accepted into a new family of free-born blacks, she cannot forget the baby boy she abandoned
Free! : great escapes from slavery on the Underground Railroad : based on true stories by Lorene Cary( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorene Cary adapted these tales from narratives and records that were first told by William Still who was one of the key organizers of the underground railroad
Black ice by Lorene Cary( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary was a 15-year-old black student from Philadelphia who won a scholarship to an elite prep school in New England. She describes her transition to an unfamiliar life and the racism over which she triumphed
Lorene Cary: If sons, then heirs : a novel by Lorene Cary( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Called "a powerful storyteller, frankly sensual [and] mortally funny" by a reviewer for the New York Times, Lorene Cary is the author of Pride, Black Ice, and The Price of a Child, a historical novel about the Underground Railroad which was the inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia featured book selection. Her new novel, If Sons, Then Heirs, follows the intertwined stories of different African American families struggling to establish or maintain relationships in spite of the sacrifices they have made to survive. A lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, Cary is the founder of Art Sanctuary, an African American lecture and performance program in Philadelphia; her many honors include the 2003 Philadelphia Award and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts
Culture keepers II. unity through diversity : the BCALA Second National Conference of African American Librarians, August 5-7, 1994, Milwaukee, Wisconsin by National Conference of African American Librarians( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The price of a child : a novel
Alternative Names
Lorene Cary American educator, author and social activist

Lorene Cary écrivain américaine

Languages
English (51)

Covers
Pride : a novelIf sons, then heirs : a novelGrowing up BlackFree! : great escapes from slavery on the Underground Railroad : based on true storiesBlack iceContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community