WorldCat Identities

Ojo, Adenrele

Works: 131 works in 541 publications in 2 languages and 12,063 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Children's audiobooks  Young adult works  Football stories  Trivia and miscellanea  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3613.O556, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adenrele Ojo
The twelve tribes of Hattie : [a novel] by Ayana Mathis( Recording )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia for Philadelphia, where she keeps nine children alive with collard greens, old southern remedies, and sheer love. Saddled with a husband who will bring her nothing but disappointment, she prepares her children for a world she knows will not be kind to them. Their trials are the trials on which the history of America was forged, a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit, and a force stronger than love or trouble
The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore( Recording )

15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forging a friendship at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Odette, Clarice and Barbara Jean meet regularly at the first diner owned by black proprietors in their Indiana city and are watched throughout the years by a big-hearted man who observes their struggles with school, marriage, parenthood and beyond
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 638 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?
King's cage by Victoria Aveyard( Recording )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Mare powerless as a prisoner of Maven Calore, the boy she once loved, her rebel Reds continue to organize and train as they prepare for war, while exiled prince Cal sets out to rescue Maven from captivity
The mothers : a novel by Brit Bennett( Recording )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of The Today Show's "Must-Read Books for Fall"One of Buzzfeed's "21 New Books You Need to Read this Fall"From a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree"Brit Bennett is a brilliant and much-needed new voice in literature."--Angela Flournoy, author of National Book Award-finalist The Turner HouseA dazzling debut novel from an exciting new voice, The Mothers is a surprising story about young love, a big secret in a small community--and the things that ultimately haunt us most. Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett's mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition. It begins with a secret."All good secrets have a taste before you tell them, and if we'd taken a moment to swish this one around our mouths, we might have noticed the sourness of an unripe secret, plucked too soon, stolen and passed around before its season."It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance--and the subsequent cover-up--will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth. As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt. In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a "what if" can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever. From the Hardcover edition
Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret children by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley( Recording )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized look at the last twenty years of Thomas Jefferson's life at Monticello through the eyes of three of his slaves, two of whom were his sons by his slave, Sally Hemings
Me and Earl and the dying girl : a novel by Jesse Andrews( Recording )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen-year-old Greg has managed to become part of every social group at his Pittsburgh high school without having any friends, but his life changes when his mother forces him to befriend Rachel, a girl he once knew in Hebrew school who has leukemia
One night by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For one night, a couple checks in to an upscale hotel. The pair seem unlikely companions, from opposing strata of society, but their attraction is palpable to all who observe them, or overhear their cries of passion. In the course of twelve hours, con games, erotic interludes, jealousy, violence, and murder swirl around them. Will they part ways in bliss, in sorrow, or in death?
The blackbirds by Eric Jerome Dickey( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa Browne, Indigo Abdulrahaman, Destiny Jones, and Ericka Stockwell are four best friends who are closer than sisters and will go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all wounds from their individual pasts, as the collegiate and post-collegiate women struggle with their own demons, drama, and desires."--Container
Someone knows my name : [a novel] by Lawrence Hill( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abducted from Africa as a child and enslaved in South Carolina, Aminata Diallo thinks only of freedom. Sold to an indigo trader who recognizes her intelligence, Aminata is torn from her husband and child and thrown into the chaos of the Revolutionary War. In Manhattan, Aminata helps pen the Book of Negroes, a list of blacks rewarded for service to the king with safe passage to Nova Scotia. When the British abolitionists come looking for "adventurers" to create a new colony in Sierra Leone, Aminata assists in moving 1,200 Nova Scotians to Africa and aiding the abolitionist cause by revealing the realities of slavery to the British public
The healing : a novel by Jonathan Odell( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera after her husband refuses to treat her for what he considers to be a "slave disease". Insane with grief, Amanda takes a newborn slave child as her own and names her Granada, much to the outrage of her husband and the amusement of their white neighbors. Troubled by his wife's disturbing mental state and concerned about a mysterious plague sweeping through his slave population, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer. But Polly's sharp tongue and troubling predictions cause unrest across the plantation. Complicating matters further, Polly recognizes "the gift" in Granada, the mistress's pet, and a domestic battle of wills ensues
The orphan mother : a novel by Robert Hicks( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years following the Civil War, Mariah Reddick, former slave to Carrie McGavock, the "Widow of the South", has quietly built a new life for herself as a midwife to the women of Franklin, Tennessee. When her ambitious, politically minded grown son, Theopolis, is murdered, Mariah, no stranger to loss, finds her world once more breaking apart. How could this happen? Who wanted him dead?
In the shadow of liberty : the hidden history of slavery, four presidents, and five Black lives by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of American slavery through the true stories of five enslaved people who were considered the property of some of our best-known presidents"--
Loving vs. Virginia : a documentary novel of the landmark civil rights case by Patricia Hruby Powell( Recording )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse. In 1955, in Caroline County, Virginia, amidst segregation and prejudice, injustice and cruelty, two teenagers fell in love. Their life together broke the law, but their determination would change it. Richard and Mildred Loving were at the heart of a Supreme Court case that legalized marriage between races, and a story of the devoted couple who faced discrimination, fought it, and won
Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters by Pat McKissack( Recording )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch--a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy
The Turner house by Angela Flournoy( )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful, timely debut, The Turner House marks a major new contribution to the story of the American family. The Turners have lived on Yarrow Street for over fifty years. Their house has seen thirteen children grown and gone-and some returned; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit's East Side, and the loss of a father. The house still stands despite abandoned lots, an embattled city, and the inevitable shift outward to the suburbs. But now, as ailing matriarch Viola finds herself forced to leave her home and move in with her eldest son, the family discovers that the house is worth just a tenth of its mortgage. The Turner children are called home to decide its fate and to reckon with how each of their pasts haunts-and shapes-their family's future. Already praised by Ayana Mathis as "utterly moving," The Turner House brings us a colorful, complicated brood full of love and pride, sacrifice and unlikely inheritances. It's a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams and futures, and the ways in which our families bring us home
Don't know much about geography : everything you need to know about the world but never learned by Kenneth C Davis( Recording )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the amusing perceptions that people historically have had about the world and the universe, with a look at the world map today and passages from memorable travel writers
Life is short but wide by J. California Cooper( Recording )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early twentieth century, Irene and Val fall in love in Wideland, Oklahoma. While carving out a home for themselves, they also allow neighbors Bertha and Joseph to build a house and live on their land. As the families cope with the hardships that come with changing times and fortunes, and people are born and pass away, the characters learn the importance of living one's life boldly and squeezing out every possible moment of joy
32 candles : [a novel] by Ernessa T Carter( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The deftly wry, deeply romantic story of Davie Jones -- an "ugly duckling" from small-town Mississippi with a voice like Tina Turner, who escapes to Los Angeles to try to make it big, and risks losing her soul along the way to finding her fairy tale ending"--Provided by publisher
A kind of freedom : a novel by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton( Recording )

8 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evelyn, a New Orleans Creole woman in the 1940s, comes from a family of upper-echelon blacks. When she falls for no-name Renard, she must choose between him and her life of privilege. For Evelyn, Jim Crow is an ongoing reality, but in its wake new threats haunt her descendants
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Just too good to be true
Jefferson's sons : a founding father's secret childrenSomeone knows my name : [a novel]Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily charactersLife is short but wide32 candles : [a novel]
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