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Whitfield, Lynn

Overview
Works: 137 works in 297 publications in 4 languages and 15,439 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Folklore  Television adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Television plays, American  Legends 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lynn Whitfield
Eve's bayou by Kasi Lemmons ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member 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
Head of state ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mays Gilliam, a Washington D.C. neighborhood Alderman, is about to be red-lined out of his job. But after the untimely death of the party frontrunner, Gilliam is plucked from obscurity, and thrust into the limelight as his party's nominee--for President of the United States. The players in Gilliam's life include: Mitch Gilliam, his unsophisticated older brother who becomes his running mate; Kim, his ex-girlfriend who had once dumped him, but who now has a sudden change of heart as she sees a chance at becoming First Lady; Martin Geller, his campaign manager; Lisa Clark, the woman who truly believes in Gilliam; and Debra Lassiter, the woman who doesn't have faith in his candidacy, and is serving as his reluctant advisor
For colored girls who have considered suicide, when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The visions and frustrations of six young women who are trying to come to terms with themselves and with being Black
The Cheetah Girls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 890 WorldCat member 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
Is your mama a llama? --and more stories about growing up ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member 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 Josephine Baker story ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion the movie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member 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
Gone fishin' ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Best buddies Gus and Joe eagerly anticipate another quiet, relaxing fishing trip. Only things don't go quiet as they planned! Instead, they innocently create an unstoppable series of outrageous mishaps, destroying everything in their wake!
Madea's family reunion ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member 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
Good night, gorilla --and more bedtime stories by Peggy Rathmann ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member 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
Tall tales & legends ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member 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 women of Brewster Place ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member 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
The Hans Christian Andersen collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member 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
The emperor's new clothes --and more Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales by H. C Andersen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During a royal procession, an emperor wears an invisible suit of clothes made for him by two swindlers
March on! the day my brother Martin changed the world-- and more stories about African American history ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosa: Recounts how Rosa Parks set the events of the civil rights movement in motion by refusing to give up her seat on an Alabama city bus
Redemption ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 411 WorldCat member 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
The rebound ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After dumping her unfaithful husband, a single mother moves with her kids to a Manhattan apartment. The demands of her new job force her to hire a young coffee shop clerk to be her nanny. When romance blooms, they must decide if it is true love or a rebound
All things fall apart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A promising football running back plans to make it to the NFL. At the pinnacle of his college football career, his dreams are shattered and he loses everything. But determination and a newly found inner strength enable him to triumph
Zora is my name! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the life of Zora Neale Hurston, who wrote of the folklore of the rural south
Mama I want to sing ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Amara Winter is a beautiful and divinely talented young gospel singer on the verge of pop stardom. But Amara's mother Lillian, a strong-willed TV preacher, disapproves of her daughter's less-than-pious image. As they search for common ground, mother and daughter may just discover their journeys aren't so different after all
 
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Alternative Names
Whitfield, Lynn 1953-
Whitfield, Lynne 1953-
Languages
English (106)
Spanish (3)
French (2)
German (1)
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