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Mitchell, Lizan

Works: 53 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 8,120 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Christian fiction  Poetry  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Musical fiction  Domestic fiction  History 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3607.O597, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lizan Mitchell
The human stain by Robert Benton( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public
Cruisin' on desperation by Pat G'Orge-Walker( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the unlucky in love Birdie Tweet meets Afro-Latino hunk Lyon Lipps, she thinks her romantic fortunes may change. But then she shows his picture to the other ladies of the Oh Lawd Why Am I Still Single church group, and several recognize Lyon as the con artist who previously seduced them. So the ladies decide it's payback time
The sisterhood of Blackberry Corner by Andrea Smith( )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a small town in 1950s South Carolina, Bonnie Wilder's husband finds an abandoned baby by the river. After voicing her concern for local mothers who are unable to raise their children, Bonnie finds more abandoned newborns on her doorstep. Soon she forms a secret network to match the babies with childless families. Thirty years later, one of those babies wants to know about her past
Like sheep gone astray by Leslie J Sherrod( )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on executive success and pursuit of His abundance, minister Anthony Murdock withdraws from reconciling past sins. But now those sins threaten to destroy his success and harm his relationship with God
Gonna lay down my burdens by Mary Monroe( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carmen Taylor is always dependable: she can be counted on to show up for work, help a friend in trouble, and be loyal to Burl, her wheelchair-bound boyfriend. But underneath her strong facade, trouble is brewing. Although she feels responsible for the accident that paralyzed Burl, she loves Chester, whom she has known her whole life. So when Desiree, her closest friend, makes a move on Chester, Carmen struggles against the anger she feels"--Web page image
Wings of grace by Vanessa Davis Griggs( )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pastor George Landris and his one true love Johnnie Mae have faced many obstacles on their journey to the altar, and now they are finally about to be married. But when Landris is planning the wedding, his fianceĢe gets wrapped up in the mystery of a valuable necklace and a mix-up in a hospital nursery that occurred more than 50 years ago. Johnnie Mae knows that it all has something to do with the enigmatic Sara Flemming, and elderly woman she met in Alabama. What she doesn't know is how important solving this puzzle will become
Don't blame the devil by Pat G'Orge-Walker( )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Singer Delilah Jewel must rely on her faith in God when her old flame, an ex-convict who has traded in his gangster ways for a Bible, threatens to expose Delilah's shocking past
Mother Eternal Ann Everlastin's dead by Pat G'Orge-Walker( )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a road trip, Sister Betty and a gaggle of colorful characters discover what matters most. Sister Betty determines to carry out her friend's last wishes by delivering million-dollar checks to three pastors in Baltimore. Others give chase--hoping to convince her to spread the wealth
Sap rising by Christine Lincoln( )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve expressive and haunting short stories exploring the lives of an African American community in the South. Each of the families survives loss and disappointment, and through growth and change discovers its place in society
Here in Harlem poems in many voices by Walter Dean Myers( Recording )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acclaimed writer Walter Dean Myers celebrates the people of Harlem with these powerful and soulful first-person poems in the voices of the residents who make up the legendary neighborhood : basketball players, teachers, mail carriers, jazz artists, maids, etc
In Daddy's arms I am tall [African Americans celebrating fathers] by Javaka Steptoe( Recording )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summary: A collection of poems celebrating African-American fathers
Joplin's ghost by Tananarive Due( Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a young girl, Phoenix Smalls almost died when a piano nearly crushed her. Fourteen years later, Phoenix is an R & B singer on the cusp of stardom, anxiously awaiting the release of her debut album, Rising. While working in St. Louis, she happens upon the old piano again, setting off a series of haunting, erotic, encounters with the spirit of Jazz Legend Scott Joplin. Now, the pressures of fame, and a ghost seeking to live forever, threaten to end Phoenix's career--and life--before it can take flight
Thunder Rose by Jerdine Nolen( Recording )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unusual from the day she is born, Thunder Rose performs all sorts of amazing feats, including building fences, taming a stampeding herd of steers, capturing a gang of rustlers, and turning aside a tornado
Somewhat saved by Pat G'Orge-Walker( Recording )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mothers Blister and Pray Onn--senior citizen matrons of the Ain't Nobody Saved But Us, All Others Goin' to Hell church--head for Las Vegas for the annual Mothers Board Conference. Soon the side-splitting chaos gets out of hand
On the right side of a dream by Sheila Williams( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having escaped her urban existence, Juanita enjoys her life in Paper Moon, Montana--but she still has a long list of places she wants to visit. With her true love's blessing, she embarks on a journey of American exploration. When her eccentric friend Millie suddenly dies, however, she rushes home and learns she has inherited Millie's bed-and-breakfast. At last Juanita has it all--true love and financial independence! But does the short-order cook turned entrepreneur have too much on her plate?
Arc of justice [a saga of race, civil rights, and murder in the Jazz Age] by Kevin Boyle( Recording )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal giant Clarence Darrow and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Never forgotten by Pat McKissack( Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave
Holy mayhem by Pat G'Orge-Walker( Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Down-on-their-luck cousins Patience Kash and Joy Karry attempt to turn themselves into crime-solving, miracle-working private detectives. Their first cases are doozies--someone's stolen a precious family Bible, and church funds have disappeared without a trace. And as these two amateurs work to solve these mysteries, they manage to stir up all manner of trouble in the congregation
Dancing on the edge of the roof by Sheila Williams( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Juanita is 42 and lives in the projects of Columbus, Ohio. She aches to get away from her ungrateful grown children and escape the doldrums that define her everyday life. Then one day, she does it. Juanita picks a direction, buys a bus ticket, and doesn't look back
A journey to here by Margaret Johnson-Hodge( Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sylvia was 15 when her best friend, Dorothy, stole her boyfriend, Philip. Dorothy was filled with jealousy because of Philip's love for Sylvia and decided to offer Philip something she knew Sylvia was unwilling to give. Sylvia never forgot the pain Philip and Dorothy caused her, but she moved on. She is happily married and has grown to accept her life. But now Philip is back, and at 46, Sylvia once again feels the emotions she experienced at 15
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