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Jackson, JD

Works: 212 works in 882 publications in 1 language and 16,964 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  History  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Poetry  Novels  Thrillers (Fiction) 
Roles: Narrator, Author
Classifications: PS3573.H4768, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by JD Jackson
The Nickel boys : a novel by Colson Whitehead( Recording )

22 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the Civil Rights movement begins to reach the black enclave of Frenchtown in segregated Tallahassee, Elwood Curtis takes the words of Dr. Martin Luther King to heart: He is 'as good as anyone'. Abandoned by his parents, but kept on the straight and narrow by his grandmother, Elwood is about to enroll in the local black college. But for a black boy in the Jim Crow South of the early 1960s, one innocent mistake is enough to destroy the future. Elwood is sentenced to a juvenile reformatory called the Nickel Academy, whose mission statement says it provides 'physical, intellectual and moral training' so the delinquent boys in their charge can become 'honorable and honest men'. In reality, the Nickel Academy is a grotesque chamber of horrors where the sadistic staff beats and sexually abuses the students, corrupt officials and locals steal food and supplies, and any boy who resists is likely to disappear 'out back'. Stunned to find himself in such a vicious environment, Elwood tries to hold onto Dr. King's ringing assertion 'Throw us in jail and we will still love you'. His friend Turner thinks Elwood is worse than naive, that the world is crooked, and that the only way to survive is to scheme and avoid trouble. The tension between Elwood's ideals and Turner's skepticism leads to a decision whose repercussions will echo down the decades. Formed in the crucible of the evils Jim Crow wrought, the boys' fates will be determined by what they endured at the Nickel Academy."--Provided by publisher
Who do you love : a novel by Jennifer Weiner( Recording )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again. Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation. Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along. 2015
Dark corner by Brandon Massey( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mississippi backwater harbors a growing evil. After David Hunter learns of his estranged father's death in a freak boating accident, he travels to the famed author's home in the quaint burg of Mason's Corner to discover the man he never knew--and something terrifying about himself
Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta( Recording )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eve Fletcher is trying to figure out what comes next. A forty-six-year-old divorcee whose beloved only child has just left for college, Eve is struggling to adjust to her empty nest when one night her phone lights up with a text message. Sent from an anonymous number, the mysterious sender tells Eve, "U R my MILF!" Over the months that follow, that message comes to obsess Eve. While leading her all-too-placid life--serving as Executive Director of the local senior center by day and taking a community college course on Gender and Society at night, Eve can't curtail her own interest in a porn website called, which features the erotic exploits of ordinary, middle-aged women like herself. Before long, Eve's online fixations begin to spill over into real life, revealing new romantic possibilities that threaten to upend her quiet suburban existence
Criss cross by Evie Rhodes( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years ago when Micah Jordan-Wells was born, a rift was created between two worlds. Today, Micah is a detective in New Jersey--a local hero for bringing the merciless killer Silky to justice. But Micah's world is about to be turned inside out by a monster from another dimension, one with whom Micah shares a terrifying link
Rose Gold by Walter Mosley( Recording )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rose Gold is two colors, one woman, and a big headache. In this new mystery set in the Patty Hearst era of radical black nationalism and political abductions, a black ex-boxer self-named Uhuru Nolica, the leader of a revolutionary cell called Scorched Earth, has kidnapped Rosemary Goldsmith, the daughter of a weapons manufacturer, from her dorm at UC Santa Barbara"--
You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys by Sharon G Flake( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant--and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he's scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door--well, that's a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys
The madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis( Recording )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though it is now 1901, the people of Buxton, Canada (originally a settlement of runaway slaves) and Chatham, Canada are still haunted by two events of half a century before--the American Civil War, and the Irish potato famine, and the lasting damage those events caused to the survivors
A more perfect union : what we the people can do to reclaim our Constitutional liberties by Ben Carson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Carson explains the basic principles of the Constitution and the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, and he shows how they relate to our everyday lives. He talks about the checks and balances that are critical to the effective functioning of our democracy and the challenges presented by recent Presidents, Congresses, and the Supreme Court. Dr. Carson then explains how we can get the government to stay true to the original intent of the Founders
The last bookaneer : a novel by Matthew Pearl( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon two adversaries, the gallant Pen Davenport and the monstrous Belial, set out for the south Pacific island. Pen Davenport, a tortured criminal genius haunted by his past, is reluctantly accompanied by Fergins, the narrator of the story
Look both ways : a tale told in ten blocks by Jason Reynolds( Recording )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Reynolds conjures ten tales (one per block) about what happens after the dismissal bell rings, and weaves them into one funny, poignant look at the detours we face on the walk home, and in life
Fallen angels by Walter Dean Myers( Recording )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1960s, Richie Perry is growing up fast on the battlefields of Vietnam. But in the war-torn jungle, every moment is a struggle to survive. All Richie wants is to make it out alive
Citizens Creek by Lalita Tademy( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evocative story of a once-enslaved man who buys his freedom after serving as a translator during the American Indian Wars, and his granddaughter, who sustains his legacy of courage
Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom
Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first black paratroopers by Tanya Lee Stone( Recording )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tanya Lee Stone examines the role of African Americans in the military through the lens of the untold story of the Triple Nickles as they became America's first black paratroopers and fought a little-known World War II attack on the American West by the Japanese
Broken monsters by Lauren Beukes( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit's standards: half boy, half deer, somehow fused together. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?
Freedom over me : eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using original slave auction and plantation estate documents, this moving book-on-video contrasts the monetary value of a slave with the priceless value of life
Heaven, my home by Attica Locke( Recording )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darren Matthews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage. An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for antebellum Texas, and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson. Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy and to save himself
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 242 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"--
Man on the run by Carl Weber( Recording )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Times bestselling author Carl Weber delivers a riveting, action-packed drama full of the twists and turns for which he's become known. It was the night before his wedding, fifteen years ago, that the nightmare began for Jay Crawford-locked up for a crime he never committed. Now, he's escaped prison and wants nothing more than to clear his name and protect his family. To get justice, he'll need the help of the three best friends who have always had his back-Wil, Kyle, and Allan. But a man on the run requires absolute trust ... and Jay may just be setting himself up for the ultimate betrayal
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Alternative Names
Jackson, J. D. (Actor)

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