James, Peter Francis
Most widely held works about Peter Francis James
Most widely held works by Peter Francis James
Ruby Bridges ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
When bright six year old Ruby is chosen to be the first African-American to integrate her local New Orleans elementary school, she is subjected to the true ugliness of racism for the very first time.
The Rosa Parks story ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,066 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement.
The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich ( Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,011 libraries worldwide
The unsolved murder of a farm family haunts the small, white, off-reservation town of Pluto, North Dakota. The vengeance exacted for this crime and the subsequent distortions of truth transform the lives of Ojibwe living on the nearby reservation and shape the passions of both communities for the next generation.
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson ( Recording )
10 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
The spellbinding story of an American lawyer who takes on a nearly impossible case--the defense of an African freedom fighter against his corrupt government's charge of murdering three PetroGlobal workers.
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing [traitor to the nation by M. T Anderson ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments.
Road dogs by Elmore Leonard ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 884 libraries worldwide
The refined bank robber Jack Foley is back again, along with two other illustrious characters: Dawn Navarro, a gorgeous psychic, and Cuando Rey, a rich Cuban refugee. Here, Foley gets nabbed by the police during a routine robbery and is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Native son by Richard Wright ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 800 libraries worldwide
Bigger Thomas, a 20 year-old black man, is uneducated, unsophisticated, and unemployed. When a wealthy family offers him a chauffeur's position, Bigger is torn between gratitude for the job and anger over his subservient status. On his first evening, the family's daughter orders Bigger to spend a drunken night on the town with her and a gentleman friend. By morning the young woman is dead. Native Son is a stark and troubling account of murder, guilt, and racial hatred.
Run by Ann Patchett ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 libraries worldwide
Tip and Teddy Doyle's mother died and their father is raising them. He wants the boys to be involved with politics, even though they don't want to.
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe ( Recording )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
This story is set in Nigeria. Okonkwo is a hard working farmer and a strict father. Banished for several years due to an accidental killing, he returns to his home to find the British government replacing tribal customs.
To be a slave ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
A compilation, selected from various sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century.
Black boy by Richard Wright ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 675 libraries worldwide
SUMMARY: A gripping, often heartbreaking story of the author's struggle to survive.
Dirty work by Larry Brown ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Breaking the chains African-American slave resistance by William Loren Katz ( Recording )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 627 libraries worldwide
Describes slavery in the United States, the harsh conditions under which slaves lived, the active and passive resistance with which they fought for their rights, the revolts, and the involvement of slaves in the Civil War.
On beauty by Zadie Smith ( Recording )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Englishman Howard Belsey struggles to revive his love for his African-American wife as he works abroad at an American college, but when a disastrous affair is revealed, Howard learns his actions may have dire consequences on every member of his family.
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Socrates confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore in these powerful new stories which explores life outside the law in modern-day Los Angeles.
Simple justice ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Docudrama recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
All Aunt Hagar's children by Edward P Jones ( Recording )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Voodoo dreams a novel of Marie Laveau by Jewell Parker Rhodes ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
This story is a fictional biography of Marie Laveau, a member of a long line of voodoo priestesses and healers. One of the most haunting characters in New Orlean's history, she tells of the mystery, passion, and violence that pattern her life.
The emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L Carter ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a complex family with a single, seductive link to the shadowlands of crime.
Monster by Walter Dean Myers ( Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Africa African American men African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Social life and customs Alabama--Montgomery American Revolution (1775-1783) Audiobooks Audiobooks Biographical television programs Biography Bridges, Ruby California--Los Angeles Children's audiobooks Civil rights workers Domestic fiction Drama Ex-convicts Feature films Fiction Fiction television programs Films for the hearing impaired Historical television programs History Illinois--Chicago Indians of North America Juvenile works Liberty Louisiana--New Orleans Love stories Made-for-TV movies Massachusetts Military participation--African American North Dakota Ojibwa Indians Parks, Rosa,--1913-2005 Petroleum industry and trade Psychics Race relations School integration Science--Experiments Segregation in transportation Slavery Slaves Slaves--Social conditions Swindlers and swindling Thomas, Bigger (Fictitious character) Trials (Murder) United States Veterans