Most widely held works about Lynn Whitfield
Most widely held works by Lynn Whitfield
Eve's bayou ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Roz Batiste is a beautiful and dedicated mother of three, who is forced to admit that her family is falling apart due to her philandering husband Louis. Her younger daughter, Eve, witnesses one of her father's infidelities. Struggling to make sense of what she has seen, Eve turns to her older sister Cisely, who dismisses her in fear of the truth, and then to her Aunt Mozelle, a known psychic and rumored black widow. Unable to find the understanding she is looking for Eve decides to take matters into her own hands. For the Batiste family, the ties that bind may not be strong enough to keep them together, and what they learn will change their lives forever.
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion the movie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 849 libraries worldwide
In addition to being saddled with an unruly foster teen, Madea has two troubled nieces to deal with. Lisa is engaged to an abusive and controlling investment banker and Vanessa is finding it difficult to open herself to the affection of a bus driver/artist Frankie because of childhood abuse. Wreaking havoc on both of the girls's lives is their mother Victoria.
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Is your mama a llama? Lloyd the llama asks all kinds of baby animals his question. Will he ever get the answer he longs to hear? Leo the late bloomer: What's the matter with Leo? He can't read, write or speak like the other baby animals can. Will Leo ever bloom? Elizabeti's doll: When her new baby brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that will make a perfect baby! Is she ready to care for her own child? Goose: A baby goose grows up in a loving family of woodchucks, but she still feels lonely and different, until she finds her wings!
The Cheetah Girls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 779 libraries worldwide
Meet the Cheetah Girls, four New York teens facing the challenges of growing up as they sing and dance their way toward that elusive record deal. As the girls are gearing up to rehearse for the school talent competition, they're discovered by famous record producer Jackal Johnson. But the foursome soon learn that their big break is not what they expected since Jackal wants to remake them into something they are not. Ultimately, the path of stardom challenges their friendship and the girls must find a way to come together in order to achieve their dreams.
Head of state ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 711 libraries worldwide
When a presidential candidate is needed just a few weeks before the election, Washington picks Mays Gilliam, a powerless politician they plan to use as their puppet, certain that he will lose. Buy Mays won't go down that easy. If he is going to run, he is going to do it his way and have fun doing it that way as well.
For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
A "choreopoem" that portrays the visions and frustrations of six young women who are trying to come to terms with themselves and with being African-American.
The Josephine Baker story ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 538 libraries worldwide
The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France.
Gone fishin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
Gus and Joe eagerly anticipate another quiet, relaxing fishing trip. Only things don't go quite as they planned! Instead, they innocently create an unstoppable series of outrageous mishaps, destroying everything in their wake!
Tall tales & legends. John Henry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
Big as a mountain, with arms as big as oak trees, John Henry must prove he can do his job better than a machine.
The emperor's new clothes --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
In "The emperor's new clothes," two swindlers create a royal robe from magical cloth for a vain king. In "The ugly duckling," a duckling is teased because of his awkward appearance until he grows into a beautiful swan. In "The swineherd," a spoiled princess scorns the love of an honorable prince until he comes up with a clever way to steal some kisses from her.
The women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life.
Good night, Gorilla -- and more great sleepytime stories ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
As the zookeeper makes his nightly rounds, he has no idea that Gorilla is letting all the animals out of their cages. A thoughtful little bear decides to get the moon a birthday present, so he climbs a mountain to ask the moon what it wants. Granny and all the critters in her house pile on her bed for a nap, until a little flea has a big surprise. An old couple pines to have children, so the moon presents them with twelve tiny babies. A lonesome trombone playing solo is joined by a trumpet for a duet. One by one ten instruments gather together to create beautiful music. When her new brother arrives, Elizabeti wants a baby of her own. She finds a rock that makes a perfect baby.
The Hans Christian Andersen collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
This collection of classic Hans Christian Andersen tales includes six beloved stories brought to life on film: The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor's New Clothes, Nightingale, The Red Shoes, The Little Match Girl, and The Swineherd.
Redemption ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
While awaiting execution in prison, Stan 'Tookie' Williams, founder of the L.A. Crips street gang, denounces the lifestyle that landed him behind bars. Determined to stop violence, he begins writing anti-gang books for children, earning him critical acclaim - and four Nobel Peace Prize nominations.
March on! the day my brother Martin changed the world : -- and more stories about African American history ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
March on!: Martin Luther King Jr.'s sister recalls the day she heard him deliver his "I have a dream" speech.
Zora is my name ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south.
Beloved by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who now lives with her daughter Denver, her mother-in-law, and a disturbing apparition who calls herself Beloved.
A thin line between love & hate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 243 libraries worldwide
In the game of love, Darnell Right is the ultimate player. His moves are flawless, his technique impeccable and his success legendary. But when he woos Brandi, a beautiful and rich femme fatale, this ladykiller meets his match!
Kings of the evening ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
After two years in jail, Homer Hobbs returns to his bleak urban home during the depths of the Great Depression. With no job, no prospects, and no hope, Homer finds a kinship with four strangers. On Sunday nights, in a dingy hall, the men of the neighborhood piece together the finest attire their meager lives can beg, borrow, or steal to compete in an unusual fashion contest. The big winner will go home with the five dollar prize. The real prize is the chance to feel like a king for an evening.
Elizabeti's doll by S. A Bodeen ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
When a young Tanzanian girl gets a new baby brother, she finds a rock, which she names Eva, and makes it her baby doll.
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