Woodard, Alfre 1953-
Most widely held works about Alfre Woodard
Most widely held works by Alfre Woodard
Radio ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
The story of the relationship between a prominent high school football coach in a small South Carolina town and the illiterate, mentally-challenged man nicknamed Radio whom he mentors. Although their friendship raises some eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk.
The Underground Railroad ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,437 libraries worldwide
"Traces the journey to freedom taken by countless slaves, showing how they were guided, protected and pursued along the way. The extraordinary story is told through historical documents, visits to important sites, interviews with the descendants of noted abolitionists and commentary from experts"--Container.
A wrinkle in time ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin are guided by unearthly strangers as they go on a journey through space and time to search for Meg's and Charles' scientist father who disappeared while experimenting with a new form of space travel.
Take the lead ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,296 libraries worldwide
Pierre is a ballroom-dance instructor with courtly manners whose pupils tend to be well-heeled teenagers. Partly as a dare and partly as a joke, he is offered the job of supervising a South Bronx high school detention class, where the students regard him as a visitor from the moon. They resist him, but he fascinates them, and before long, Pierre has talked them into learning a few steps. He even suggests that if they work hard enough, they might have a shot in a citywide dance competition, which offers a first prize of $5,000. As they morph into Astaire's and Charisse's, and as Pierre's lessons instill self-mastery, self-restraint, and self-respect, these previously aimless kids blossom into confident, self-possessed young adults.
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
K-PAX ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX.
Disney's American legends ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,104 libraries worldwide
Compilation of four animated short films profiling legendary figures in American history. John Henry goes up against a machine with his hammer to help build America's railroads; Casey Jones, the brave engineer delivers the U.S. mail in record-breaking time; Johnny Appleseed plants apple trees across America to benefit the early pioneers; Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack, clears the land for American settlers.
The forgotten ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,102 libraries worldwide
"Nine-year-old Sam Paretta is dead, killed in a plane crash. Even though it's been fourteen months since the accident, his mother, Telly, still grieves over the loss. But suddenly, her husband swears they never had a child and her psychiatrist insists she's delusional. Worst of all, there is absolutely no evidence to prove Sam ever existed. Haunted by the memories of her son, Telly's search for the truth propels her into a dark mind-shattering conspiracy of unearthly terror"--Container.
The piano lesson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. Boy Willie wants to sell the piano to buy a farm--the same fields their family worked as slaves. But his sister, Berniece, refuses to part with it. For her, the piano is their very soul, a legacy of pride and struggle that symbolizes their survival as a family. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.
Beauty shop ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
Gina Norris is in Atlanta making a name for herself at a posh Southern salon with her cutting-edge hairstyles. But when her flamboyant, egotistical boss takes it one criticism too far, she leaves his salon to open a shop of her own.
Grand Canyon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
"When a lawyer's car breaks down in a dangerous Los Angeles neighborhood, a tow-truck driver arrives just in time to save his life. The two men begin a deep friendship that sets off a chain of unsettling and surprising events involving their families and friends for years to come."--Container.
Miss Evers' boys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container.
Tyler Perry's The family that preys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin.
Gulliver's travels ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
The tale of an 18th-century physician who takes eight years to travel through a variety of fantastical lands, only to have everyone but his wife take him for a madman when he returns home.
Dinosaur ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 908 libraries worldwide
Dinosaur tells the story of Aladar, an iguanodon who is separated from his own kind and raised by a clan of lemurs. When a meteor shower destroys their home, Aladar and his family follow a herd of dinosaurs heading for the safety of the "nesting grounds." Together they must stand strong amidst food and water shortages, the threat of Carnotaur attacks, and Aladar's run-ins with the herd's stubborn leader, Kron.
How to make an American quilt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that have shaped their lives.
Eleanor Roosevelt ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women.
The core ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
A team of top scientific minds from around the world are assembled to determine what has been happening to Earth. Dr. Keyes makes the startling discovery that the Earth's electromagnetic forces have begun to collapse. If the planet is to be saved, the core of the Earth needs a jump start, and Keyes assembles a team to burrow to the center of the planet and bomb the insides back into action. However, as the crew digs deeper into the Earth, the more they discover what they haven't been told about their mission and what's really been causing the worldwide chaos.
Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist.
Love & basketball ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 791 libraries worldwide
This film is divided into the quarters of a basketball game and tells the story of Quincy and Monica. It traces their lives as they run parallel and run apart -- from childhood, to high school, to college -- concluding with Quincy and Monica as adults. Both play basketball and each dreams of playing on a professional level. For Quincy, it is easier and expected since he is the son of a professional ballplayer. Monica has it harder being both a woman when there was no professional league, and as a daughter whose mother cannot understand why her daughter wants to be an athlete.
Abolitionists African Americans Animated films Appleseed, Johnny,--1774-1845 Bible. Biography Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character) Coaches (Athletics) Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Families Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Fugitive slaves Historical television programs History Interviews John Henry (Legendary character) Juvenile works Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Melodrama Memory New York (State)--New York People with mental disabilities Race relations School sports Science fiction films Slave narratives Slavery Slaves Social problem films Space and time Tall tales Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs Underground Railroad United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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