WorldCat Identities

Newman, Shirlee Petkin

Overview
Works: 22 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 5,266 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.N486, 973.04971
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shirlee Petkin Newman
Marian Anderson: lady from Philadelphia by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 1974 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a great singing artist who surmounted poverty and racial discrimination with courage and dignity. The book follows her, here and abroad, from her high school days to the day her recital career was officially over and she retired to become a "homemaker."
The Inuits by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a look at the history, culture, and daily life of th Inuit people who live in the Arctic regions of the world, focusing on those living in North America
The Incas by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the civilization of the Inca empire that flourished from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century and the present-day lives of the Andean people descended from that empire
The Pequots by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and culture of the Pequot Indians from the time before the arrival of Europeans to the present
Isabella : a wish for Miguel, Peru, 1820 by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to persuade the Viceroy to excuse Miguel from being called to service in the Peruvian mines in 1820, Isabella finds assistance from a totally expected source
The Creek by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, culture, and daily life of the Creek Indians
Child slavery in modern times by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses cases where children are forced to work against their wills in difficult and dangerous conditions in various countries around the world
The African slave trade by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of slavery in Africa, showing how European countries bought and sold slaves
Slavery in the United States by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes what life was like for slaves, how they were sold, what type of work they did, how they were treated, and how they worked to win their freedom
Ethel Barrymore, girl actress by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known as "the first lady of the theatre," and as part of "the royal family of Broadway," Ethel Barrymore was the daughter, granddaughter, niece, and sister of famous actors and actresses. She was as delightful a person as she was unequalled as an actress
Liliuokalani, young Hawaiian Queen by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a child, Lydia enjoyed music and liked people. These interests were related to her adult activities as Liliuokalani, the last queen of the independent Hawaiian Islands
Tell me, Grandma, tell me, Grandpa by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a youngster hears about her parents when they were young, she turns her imagination loose
About the people who run your city by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briefly outlines the structure of city governments and the services various municipal departments provide
Folk tales of Japan by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Lyndon B. Johnson by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, thirty-sixth President of the United States
About canals by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the use of canals throughout history and describes the construction of several well-known waterways including the Panama Canal and the St. Lawrence Seaway
Mary Martin on stage by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk tales of Latin America by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yellow silk for May Lee by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shipwrecked dog by Shirlee Petkin Newman( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Inuits
Alternative Names
Newman, Shirlee

Newman, Shirlee P.

Languages
English (44)

Covers
The IncasThe PequotsIsabella : a wish for Miguel, Peru, 1820The CreekChild slavery in modern timesThe African slave tradeSlavery in the United States