WorldCat Identities

Thigpen, Lynne

Works: 146 works in 328 publications in 1 language and 20,527 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Biography  Film adaptations  Domestic fiction  Musical settings  Music  Historical fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Singer, Speaker, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lynne Thigpen
Roll of thunder, hear my cry by Mildred D Taylor( Recording )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black family living in Mississippi during the Depression of the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its children do not understand
Godspell a musical based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film adaptation of the off-Broadway musical based on the Gospel of St. Mathew, set in contemporary New York City
Lean on me by Michael Schiffer( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of New Jersey high school principal Joe Clark, who wins the support and respect of his students for his controversial methods in ridding the school of violent students and drug dealers
To be a slave by Julius Lester( )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences of leaving Africa through the Civil War and into the early 20th century
Anger management by David Dorfman( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a small misunderstanding aboard an airplane escalates out of control, timid businessman Dave Buznik (Sandler) is ordered by the court to undergo anger management therapy at the hands of specialist Dr. Buddy Rydell (Nicholson). But when Buddy steps up his aggressive treatment by moving in, Dave goes from mild to wild as the unorthodox treatment wreaks havoc with his life"--Container
Bicentennial man by Christopher Columbus( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about an android "household appliance" robot who just wants to be a regular guy
The road to Memphis by Mildred D Taylor( )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sadistically teased by two white boys in 1940's rural Mississippi, a black youth severely injures one of the boys with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bluest eye tells of a young black child who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that her life will be better
Steal away by Jennifer Armstrong( )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1855 two thirteen-year-old girls, one white and one black, run away from a southern farm and make the difficult journey north to freedom, living to recount their story forty-one years later to two similar young girls
The women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor( )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the stories of these African-American women
The warriors by Walter Hill( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gigantic battle is looming in the neon underground of New York City. The armies of the night number 100,000; they outnumber the police five to one; and tonight they're after the Warriors: a gang blamed unfairly for a rival gang leader's death. The action takes place at night, underground, in the sub-culture of gang warfare raging from Coney Island to Manhattan to the Bronx. Members of the Warriors fight for their lives, seek to survive in the urban jungle, and learn the meaning of loyalty
Listening to children a moral journey with Robert Coles by Robert Coles( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Child psychiatrist Robert Coles investigates children's moral development via case studies of eight children and their families. In Part II, Coles leads a group discussion with parents and teachers in Raleigh, North Carolina
Paradise by Toni Morrison( Recording )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the mid-1970s, the all-black community of Ruby, Oklahoma, is proud of its heritage and wary of the five women who inhabit the "Convent" at the edge of town. Motives and secrets are revealed as nine of the town's upstanding citizens plan the brutal murder of the Convent's unusual residents
Jazz by Toni Morrison( Recording )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Violet and Joe Trace, a black couple who left Vesper County, VA in 1926 find twenty years later that they are without words or ambition. Their child was loved then murdered by Joe, defamed then maimed by Violet. As Joe and Violet search for the reality of who their daughter was, they arrive at a quiet but powerful redemption
Tar baby by Toni Morrison( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a tropical island paradise, six people interact with each other in all the tender or hateful ways that human beings are capable of. Rich and poor, black and white, young and old, male and female, each has something to teach the others -- and each has something to learn
Novocaine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A prosperous dentist has his well-ordered existence thrown into turmoil when an alluring new patient draws him into the seedy underworld of sex, drugs and murder
Bear in big blue house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer cooler: Bear and his friends Tutter, Pip & Pop, Ojo, and Treelo spend a lazy day doing their favorite summer activities. Falling for fall: Bear and his friends show us their favorite things from the autumn season, including pumpkin pie and falling leaves
I hadn't meant to tell you this by Jacqueline Woodson( )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marie, the only black girl in the eighth grade willing to befriend her white classmate Lena, discovers that Lena's father is doing horrible things to her in private
Bear in the Big Blue House ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bear lives in a Big Blue House with several of his muppet friends. Every day Bear uses his reassuringly shaggy presence to help solve problems and explore a different topic of the day. Bear teaches his friends about all the definitions of "work" through pretend and cleaning the house (1st work). Everyone has to wash up and pitch in to make the house beautiful (2nd work). And Bear and his friends find out that sometimes it takes more than one to do a job the right way (3rd work)
Stand and deliver Lean on me : drama double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stand and deliver: A teacher in a Los Angeles barrio inspires his students to excel at math and to pass the Calculus Advanced Placement Test
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Alternative Names
Richmond, Lynne
English (102)