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Brooks, Avery

Overview
Works: 651 works in 1,017 publications in 3 languages and 16,925 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Suspense fiction  Science fiction television programs  Biographical fiction  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Composer, Choreographer
Classifications: E185.97.H24, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avery Brooks
Roots the saga of an American family by Alex Haley ( Recording )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people."--Container
Sounder by William H Armstrong ( Recording )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in courage and understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder
15 minutes by John Herzfeld ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two Eastern European criminals come to New York City, one of them steals a video camera and starts to film all of their activities. When they learn how the American media can make a remorseless killer look like the victim and in turn make them rich, they target a media-savvy NYPD homicide detective and a media-naive NYFD fire marshal (both happen to be the cops investigating their criminal activites). Along the way, they film everything they do in order to sell their video to a local tabloid TV show
On the shoulders of giants. an audio & musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ( )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stage and screen actor Avery Brooks recounts the birth of Harlem from the boll weevil to the Great Migration, and Kareem discusses how Harlem influenced his life. Featuring insights in their own voices by Marcus Garvey, Maya Angelou, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Crystal, Louis Gossett Jr. and more
Uncle Tom's cabin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Harriet Beecher Stowe's timeless classic of slavery and survival in the Old South comes alive in this moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit"--Container
Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana
The two nations of black America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
Drain the ocean ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Three-quarters of Earth is an alien world, lying beneath the surface of the oceans. And although it encompasses over half of the world's species, we know more about the surface of Mars than the bottom of the ocean. It's only recently that science has penetrated this world, revealing extraordinary life forms and vast sweeping landscapes on a scale that defies imagination"--Container
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
For love of liberty the story of America's black patriots ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
The captains ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid 1960s, Star Trek has become one of the most beloved franchises of all time. The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, travels around the globe to interview the elite group of actors who have portrayed the role of Enterprise Captain, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the pop culture phenomenon
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All 25 original broadcast episodes from season four. Includes 4 exclusive retrospective featurettes
Gordon Parks' "Visions" the images, words and music of Gordon Parks ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life story of award-winning photographer, composser, director, filmmaker and author, Gordon Parks
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
The big hit by Che-Kirk Wong ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The criminal anarchy is hilarious when a foursome of full-time hit men looking to score extra cash kidnap the boss' goddaughter. And when beleaguered wise guy Mel is set up to take the fall, underworld antics and domestic absurdities collide for a working weekend no one will soon forget
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Africa's elephant kingdom ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Avery Brooks narrates this film which explores an elephant clan's search for food and water as seen through the eyes of one old bull
 
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Alternative Names
Brooks, Avery Franklin 1949-
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