WorldCat Identities

Turpin, Bahni

Works: 194 works in 1,068 publications in 2 languages and 35,427 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Biography  Young adult works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Author
Classifications: PS3619.T636, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bahni Turpin
The help by Kathryn Stockett( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Recording )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, was buried in an unmarked grave sixty years ago. Yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge, grown in culture and bought and sold by the billions -- became one of the most important tools in medical research. Rebecca Skloot takes us on an extraordinary journey from the "colored" ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to East Baltimore today, where Henrietta's family struggles with her legacy
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead( Recording )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. All the slaves lead a hellish existence, but Cora has it worse than most; she is an outcast even among her fellow Africans. When Caesar, a slave recently arrived from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they take the perilous decision to escape to the North, embarking on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom
The hate u give by Angie Thomas( Recording )

26 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor black neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend, Khalil, at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.Soon afterward, Khalil's death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Starr's best friend at school suggests he may have had it coming. When it becomes clear the police have little interest in investigating the incident, protesters take to the streets and Starr's neighborhood becomes a war zone. What everyone wants to know is: What really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.But what Starr does--or does not--say could destroy her community. It could also endanger her life
The twelve tribes of Hattie : [a novel] by Ayana Mathis( Recording )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation
Daughters of the dust by Julie Dash( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis( Recording )

16 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Recording )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland to America, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk"--Publisher's description
The sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon( Recording )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natasha, whose family is hours away from being deported, and Daniel, a first generation Korean-American who strives to live up to his parents' expectations, unexpectedly fall in love and must determine which path they will choose in order to be together
The true meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots
A spark of light : a novel by Jodi Picoult( Recording )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things returns with a powerful and provocative new novel about ordinary lives that intersect during a heart-stopping crisis. The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center a women's reproductive health services clinic its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage. After rushing to the scene, Hugh McElroy, a police hostage negotiator, sets up a perimeter and begins making a plan to communicate with the gunman. As his phone vibrates with incoming text messages he glances at it and, to his horror, finds out that his fifteen-year-old daughter, Wren, is inside the clinic. But Wren is not alone. She will share the next and tensest few hours of her young life with a cast of unforgettable characters: A nurse who calms her own panic in order save the life of a wounded woman. A doctor who does his work not in spite of his faith but because of it, and who will find that faith tested as never before. Apro-life protester disguised as a patient, who now stands in the cross hairs of the same rage she herself has felt. A young woman who has come to terminate her pregnancy. And the disturbed individual himself, vowing to be heard. Told in a daring and enthralling narrative structure that counts backward through the hours of the standoff, this is a story that traces its way back to what brought each of these very different individuals to the same place on this fateful day. Jodi Picoult one of the most fearless writers of our time tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation. and, hopefully, understanding"
Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi( Recording )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope
Red River by Lalita Tademy( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The intertwining stories of two Louisiana families--three generations of African-American men--and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War and beyond"--Provided by publisher
New England white by Stephen L Carter( Recording )

12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a New England university town of Elm Harbor a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town's past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence
Everything, everything by Nicola Yoon( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a teenage girl who's literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she's ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more"--
Crossroads by Tamra Davis( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of their senior prom, Lucy and her once-close childhood friends -- Kit and Mimi -- reunite to dig up a time capsule they buried together as little girls. Mimi's wants to make good on her childhood dreams; leaving their small town for fame and fortune in Los Angeles. Though Lucy and Kit are reluctant to join her, they decide to tag along, agreeing to be chauffeured by Mimi's friend, Ben. As they trek across the country, plagued by car problems, unsanitary motels, and petty bickering, the three friends reveal meaningful secrets to each other
The house girl : a novel by Tara Conklin( Recording )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning debut that intertwines the story of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia with that of an ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York, and in so doing asks questions of justice, love and family, in slave-holding Virginia and today
Some kind of hero by Suzanne Brockmann( Recording )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Martell Griffin must protect his family member Berto Dellarosa from being murdered in a gangland-style slaying. Vanishing is not an option--the only way out is for him to obtain incriminating evidence against the murderers and their crooked cop partners
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lies, relationships, and honesty shape Harris' novel about Carmyn, a single mother, who struggles to maintain peace with her son, Brady. He's always been a devout, celibate Christian and is a star college athlete bound for the NFL but all is challenged when a gorgeous cheerleader named Barrett enters his world. Does she really want him or his money? Carmyn fears the worst but does she have demons in her past that could scar Brady?
Push : a novel by Sapphire( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary. From the Hardcover edition
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The help
The immortal life of Henrietta LacksThe kitchen houseThe true meaning of SmekdayRed RiverNew England whiteJust too good to be truePush : a novel
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