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James, Peter Francis

Works: 153 works in 708 publications in 1 language and 24,605 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  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 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the famous Norman Rockwell painting comes the true story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges, one of the first African-American students to integrate a public elementary school in New Orleans. Into her life comes Harvard psychologist Robert Coles. Together, they overcome the threatening crowds, earning them both a place in history and a life-long friend in each other. Guided by the strength and love of her parents and protected by federal marshals, this young girl would show grace and dignity as she endured jeers, threats and insults while making her way up the step of the school. Once inside, Ruby found her classroom empty as the white parents had pulled their children from the school. Barbara Henry, a caring and courageous teacher, would become the friend Ruby needed and the teacher she deserved
The Rosa Parks story by Julie Dash( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,375 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 )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,188 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 )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1911, a terrible, blood-chilling crime was committed at the edge of the Ojibwe Reservation, east of the predominantly white town of Pluto, North Dakota. As time passes and memories fade, the past lies buried--until destiny comes calling
Road dogs by Elmore Leonard( Recording )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,070 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 Undetermined and held by 960 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
Run by Ann Patchett( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 856 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 )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 843 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( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 746 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
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing by M. T Anderson( Recording )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 598 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?
Dirty work by Larry Brown( )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 593 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 book of joy : lasting happiness in a changing world by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho( Recording )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great spiritual masters share their own hard-won wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity. The occasion was a big birthday. And it inspired two close friends to get together in Dharamsala for a talk about something very important to them. The friends were His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The subject was joy. Both winners of the Nobel Prize, both great spiritual masters and moral leaders of our time, they are also known for being among the most infectiously happy people on the planet. From the beginning the book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: their own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal. Now that they are both in their eighties, they especially want to spread the core message that to have joy yourself, you must bring joy to others. Most of all, during that landmark week in Dharamsala, they demonstrated by their own exuberance, compassion, and humor how joy can be transformed from a fleeting emotion into an enduring way of life
On beauty by Zadie Smith( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 574 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
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson( Recording )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Texas pioneer family in the 1860's and the big yellow stray dog that profoundly affects their lives
Breaking the chains : African-American slave resistance by William Loren Katz( )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 526 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 494 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 479 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
Voodoo dreams : a novel of Marie Laveau by Jewell Parker Rhodes( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member 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
Black boy by Richard Wright( Recording )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 433 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
Walkin' the dog by Walter Mosley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 432 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
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