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James, Peter Francis

Works: 129 works in 519 publications in 1 language and 25,240 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Biography  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical television programs  Children's audiobooks  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer
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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,531 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 Rosa Parks story by J Dash( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, an African-American civil rights activist known for her refusal to give up her seat in the colored section of a bus to a white passenger
Eclipse by Richard North Patterson( Recording )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,291 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 murdering three PetroGlobal workers
The plague of doves by Louise Erdrich( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,223 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 )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,136 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 993 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 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
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing [traitor to the nation] by M. T Anderson( Recording )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member 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
Run by Ann Patchett( Recording )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 903 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
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Recording )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 861 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
To be a slave by Julius Lester( )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 811 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
On beauty by Zadie Smith( Recording )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 639 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
Dirty work by Larry Brown( )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 637 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
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M. T Anderson( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 624 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?
Black boy by Richard Wright( Recording )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 577 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
Breaking the chains : African-American slave resistance by William Loren Katz( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 561 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
All Aunt Hagar's children by Edward P Jones( Recording )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 560 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 513 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
Old yeller by Fred Gipson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Texas pioneer family in the 1860s and the big yellow stray dog that profoundly affects their lives
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member 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 488 WorldCat member 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
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English (212)

The plague of dovesRoad dogsNative sonThe astonishing life of Octavian Nothing [traitor to the nation]RunThings fall apartTo be a slaveOn beauty