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Elster, Jean Alicia

Overview
Works: 17 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 2,183 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Sources  Literature  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Jean Alicia Elster
 
Most widely held works by Jean Alicia Elster
The death penalty by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of capital punishment in America from the 17th century to present while covering topics such as cruel and unusual punishment, deterrence, race and gender discrimination, the morality of state-sanctioned killing, and protecting the innocent defendant
Who's Jim Hines? by Jean Alicia Elster( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935 Detroit, a twelve-year-old African American boy learns about the realities of racial injustice while working for his father's wood company during the Great Depression
The outbreak of the Civil War( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents sixteen primary and secondary documents that argue opposing points on the causes of the Civil War, secession, and the war's outcome, and includes a chronology and further reading list
The colored car by Jean Alicia Elster( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Colored Car, Jean Alicia Elster, author of the award-winning Who's Jim Hines?, follows another member of the Ford family coming of age in Depression-era Detroit. In the hot summer of 1937, twelve-year-old Patsy takes care of her three younger sisters and helps her mother put up fresh fruits and vegetables in the family's summer kitchen, adjacent to the wood yard that her father, Douglas Ford, owns. Times are tough, and Patsy's mother, May Ford, helps neighborhood families by sharing the food that she preserves. But May's decision to take a break from canning to take her daughters for a visit to their grandmother's home in Clarksville, Tennessee, sets in motion a series of events that prove to be life-changing for Patsy. After boarding the first-class train car at Michigan Central Station in Detroit and riding comfortably to Cincinnati, Patsy is shocked when her family is led from their seats to change cars. In the dirty, cramped "colored car," Patsy finds that the life she has known in Detroit is very different from life down south, and she can hardly get the experience out of her mind when she returns home--like the soot stain on her finely made dress or the smear on the quilt squares her grandmother taught her to sew. As summer wears on, Patsy must find a way to understand her experience in the colored car and also deal with the more subtle injustices that her family faces in Detroit. By the end of the story, Patsy will never see the world in the same way that she did before. Elster's engaging narrative illustrates the personal impact of segregation and discrimination and reveals powerful glimpses of everyday life in 1930s Detroit. For young readers interested in American history, The Colored Car is engrossing and informative reading.--Page [4] of cover
Our help in ages past : the Black church's ministry among the elderly by Bobby Joe Saucer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just call me Joe Joe by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading a library book about the old Negro Baseball Leagues and the talented men who played in them gives Joe Joe the strength and self-esteem to do something difficult
Building up Zion's walls : ministry for empowering the African American family by James C Perkins( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles in black : Phat facts for teens by Marvin Andrew McMickle( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles notable people, events, and movements in African-American history, and includes facts, photographs and illustrations, and quotations
I have a dream, too! by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As he reads about Mary McLeod Bethune, a boy learns to hold onto his dream of going to college and works to make it happen, despite the teasing of his friends
I'll do the right thing by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Joe Joe's friend Tyrone wants him to join his gang at school, Joe Joe finds that listening to his grandmother and learning about the statesman Ralph J. Bunche help him decide what to do
Spiritual navigation for the 21st century : sermons from Walter Thomas by Walter S Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I'll fly my own plane by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Joe is tempted to earn "easy money" drug running like his friend Tyrone, but reading about the Tuskegee Airmen helps him decide what he should do
Playbook for Christian manhood : 12 key plays for black teen boys by James C Perkins( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses an extended football analogy to outline a plan for teenage African American boys to cultivate personal integrity and Godly character with a life game plan of twelve plays, beginning with developing self knowledge and ending with leaving a positive legacy
Interpreting the will of God : principles for unlocking the mystery by Mack King Carter( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe joe in the city : i have a dream, too!, i'll do the right thing, i'll fly my own plane, just call me joe joe. 4 bks by Jean Alicia Elster( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michigan authors, Michigan books( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Monthly series broadcast on CMU Public Radio. Features recordings of presentations made by Michigan authors in a variety of venues across the state. Includes readings and discussions of the author's publications and the writing process
 
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The death penalty
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Who's Jim Hines?The outbreak of the Civil WarOur help in ages past : the Black church's ministry among the elderlyJust call me Joe JoeBuilding up Zion's walls : ministry for empowering the African American familyProfiles in black : Phat facts for teensI have a dream, too!I'll do the right thing
Alternative Names
Elster, J. Alice

Elster, J. Alicia

Elster, Jean A.

Elster, Jean Alice

Languages
English (29)