WorldCat Identities

Miller, William 1959-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 7,147 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Biographies  History  Biographical fiction  Picture books  Literature  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: PS3515.U789, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Miller
Richard Wright and the library card by William Miller( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a young black man in the segregated South of the 1920s, author Richard Wright was hungry to explore new worlds through books, but was forbidden from borrowing them from the library. This book tells of his love of reading, and how his unwavering perseverance, along with the help of a co-worker, came together to make Richard's dream a reality
Zora Hurston and the chinaberry tree by William Miller( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a little-known episode in the childhood of the writer Zora Neale Hurston
The piano by William Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black girl's love of music leads her to a job in the home of an older white woman who not only teaches her to play the piano but also about caring for others
Frederick Douglass : the last day of slavery by William Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born into slavery, young Frederick dreams of the day he and his people will be free. Yet until that day comes, his only escape is through the books he reads, which take him to worlds far from his own
The bus ride by William Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black child protests an unjust law in this story loosely based on Rosa Parks' historic decision not to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955
Rent party jazz by William Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sonny's mother loses her job in New Orleans during the Depression, Smilin' Jack, a jazz musician, tells him how to organize a rent party to raise the money they need
Night golf by William Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite being told that only whites can play golf, James becomes a caddy and is befriended by an older African American man who teaches him to play on the course at night
Joe Louis, my champion by William Miller( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After listening to the radio broadcast of the heavyweight championship boxing fight of his hero, Joe Louis, a young African American boy realizes that he can emulate the boxer's persistence and strive to become whatever he wants to be
Tituba by William Miller( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Tituba, a West Indian slave who was unjustly accused of witchcraft at the outset of the Salem, Massachusetts, witch trials
A house by the river by William Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belinda's courage is tested when she and her mother sit out a storm, hoping that their house will protect them from the rising river
The conjure woman by William Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some people fear Madame Zina, but when Toby becomes ill, his parents bring him to her, and her knowledge and the strength of their heritage helps to heal him
Zora Hurston y el arbol sonador by William Miller( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the writer whose works captured the rich oral tradition of African American life in the South
The knee-high man by William Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traditional African American tale about a tiny man who leaves home to become the biggest, loudest, meanest creature in the forest, but a wise owl shows him the foolishness of his wish
Metropolitan rapid transit financing; legal, administrative, and financial studies by William Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skywalkers : poems by William Miller( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breathed on glass by William Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legislature : lobbying by William Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Legislature : the legislative council by William Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wright and the library card by William Miller( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a scene from Wright's autobiography, Black boy, in which the seventeen-year-old African-American borrows a white man's library card and devours every book as a ticket to freedom
 
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Zora Hurston and the chinaberry treeThe pianoFrederick Douglass : the last day of slaveryThe bus rideRent party jazzNight golfJoe Louis, my championTituba
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