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James, Peter Francis

Works: 142 works in 643 publications in 1 language and 25,130 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, nar
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter Francis James
Most widely held works by Peter Francis James
Ruby Bridges by Euzhan Palcy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,543 WorldCat member 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 astonishing life of Octavian Nothing : [traitor to the nation] by M. T Anderson( Recording )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventure continues! Dr. Trefusis accompanies Octavian as he flees to Boston, which is occupied by British forces. When Lord Dunmore offers freedom to slaves in return for their service against the revolution, will Octavian be tempted to join?
The Rosa Parks story by Julie Dash( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member 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 murder Damon Pierce?s life has just reached a defining moment: a gifted California lawyer, he?s being divorced by his wife and his work often seems soulless. Then he receives a frantic e-mail from Marissa Brand Okari?a woman he loved years ago?and decides to risk everything to respond to her plea for help. Marissa?s husband, Bobby Okari, is the charismatic leader of a freedom movement in the volatile west African nation of Luandia, which is being torn apart by the world?s craving for its vast supply of oil. Bobby?s outspoken opposition to the exploitation of his homeland by PetroGlobal?a giant American oil company with close ties to Luandia?s brutal government?has enraged General Savior Karama, the country?s autocratic ruler. After Bobby leads a protest rally during a full eclipse of the sun, everyone in his home village is massacred by government troops. And now Bobby has been arrested and charged with the murder of three PetroGlobal workers. Still drawn to Marissa, Pierce agrees to defend Bobby, hoping to save both Bobby and Marissa from almost certain death. But the lethal politics of Luandia may cost Pierce his life instead. Culminating in a dramatic show trial and a desperate race against time, Eclipse combines a thrilling narrative with a vivid look at the human cost of the global lust for oil. Here is Richard North Patterson at his compelling best, confirming his place as our most provocative author of popular fiction
The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich( Recording )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,177 WorldCat member 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
Road dogs by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member 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 )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member 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 Biggger 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
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Recording )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action
Run by Ann Patchett( Recording )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member 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
To be a slave by Julius Lester( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 766 WorldCat member 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
Dirty work by Larry Brown( )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying together in hospital, two Southern, Vietnam War veterans, one without arms or legs, the other without a face, reveal how they came to be what they are and what they hope to become
On beauty by Zadie Smith( Recording )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member 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
Black boy by Richard Wright( Recording )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of a black youth growing up in the South detailing the fear, hunger and oppression which prevailed and the author's brutal, furious reaction to it
The book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives
Breaking the chains : African-American slave resistance by William Loren Katz( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member 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
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson( Recording )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn, or The Yearling, comes along it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the respouse it evokes in the reader. Such a book, we submit, is Old Yeller; to read this eloquently simple story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience. Set in the rough wilderness of early frontier Texas, "Old Yeller" is a timeless coming-of-age tale. Travis is left to care for the farm when his father leaves on a cattle drive. He copes with many hardships with the help of his big, yellow dog, Old Yeller
All Aunt Hagar's children by Edward P Jones( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jones has filled this new collection with people who call Washington, D.C. home. Yet it is not the city's power brokers that most concern him but rather its ordinary citizens"--Provided by the publisher
Monster by Walter Dean Myers( Recording )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Harmon is 16-years-old. He's a good student, who's shown promise in his film-making class. He has a stable and loving family. And he's on trial for murder. Accused of acting as the lookout for a drug store robbery in which the owner was killed, Steve finds his world turned upside down. He's being held as an adult in a New York detention center. In an attempt to cope with the brutality and degradation of jail and the helplessness he feels at the trial, Steve writes down his experiences and feelings as though it were the script for a movie. The title for his movie comes from the word the prosecution uses to describe him: monster. As the trial progresses, Steve is forced to take a hard look at himself and the choices he's made as he contemplates spending the rest of his life behind bars. Walter Dean Myers has written a riveting, thought-provoking drama that is sure to inspire discussion among young adults. The morally complex story is enhanced by Peter Francis James compelling narration
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates confronts wrongs that most people would rather ignore in these new stories which explore life outside the law in modern-day Los Angeles
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The plague of doves
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EclipseThe plague of dovesRoad dogsNative sonThings fall apartRunTo be a slaveOn beauty