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Toussaint, Lorraine 1960-

Overview
Works: 58 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 3,912 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Television programs  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lorraine Toussaint
 
Most widely held works by Lorraine Toussaint
Fortunate son by Walter Mosley( Recording )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Mosley's novel about two boys, one ensconced in a life of privilege and the other in a life of hardship, explores the true meaning of fortune. In spite of remarkable differences, Eric and Tommy are as close as brothers. Eric, a Nordic Adonis, is graced by a seemingly endless supply of good fortune. Tommy is a lame black boy, cursed with health problems, yet he remains optimistic and strong. The two eventually confront a common enemy and, ultimately, save their lives
If these walls could talk ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
America's dream by Richard Wright( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's Dream captures the joy, the pain, the struggle to survive in a land where dreams can be lost, and found. In 'Long Black Song, ' a hard working farmer invests what little he has in a gift for his wife, while back home she falls for the advances of a traveling salesman. In ' The Boy Who Painted Christ Black, ' a small town principal must risk his career to defend a young boy's image of a black Christ painted for a state-wide competition. And in 'The Reunion, ' a jazz-joint piano player must come to terms with prejudices that have haunted her since childhood when she is confronted by the source of her pain. Three tales of laughter, three tales of tears, three different ways of searching for America's Dream
Saving Grace ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Hanadarko is a top-notch, hard-edged police detective who is certainly no angel, but she has one on her shoulder. She is fiercely dedicated to her job which belies her self-destructive lifestyle. Taking on kidnappings, homicides, and the dark specter of the Oklahoma City bombing, Grace receives celestial guidance from a gruff guardian angel who may be her last chance for salvation. Meanwhile, Ham, Grace's partner and sometime lover, faces a staggering crisis that threatens his job, his relationships, and his life
This far by faith African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the African-American religious experience during the last three centuries from the early African slaves, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Era, and into the 21st century. Explores the struggle of African-Americans in their faith and how it became a force for social, political and cultural change in the United States
NightJohn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a new slave named NightJohn is brought to the plantation, he opens a whole new world for Sarny because he has forbidden talents. He can read and also he can teach. As she learns to read she learns the power of words and the unconquerable strength of the human spirit
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Their eyes were watching God (ca. 113 min.): A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
Breaking in ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Low-key, off-center comedy about an aging safecracker who takes on a young protégé who's got a lot to learn about life, as well as his new profession
This far by faith [stories from the African American religious experience] by Juan Williams( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"America's struggle, rise, and triumph from slavery to equal rights for all is a living testament to the power of deep, personal faith for Americans of all colors. The black experience in America is defined by a religious faith and the power it offered to people viewed as powerless, even less than human, until the flame of faith showed them that they were equal members of God's family. That everlasting faith in God and trust in God's justice remains central to the concept of democracy and one nation under God that all Americans value"--Container
Family collector's set ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home fires burning: A series of seriocomic vignettes linked to the impact of World War II on a proud family and its town. Set in a southern hamlet between July 1944 and July 1945, the story revolves [around?] the family's patriarch, Jake Tibbetts, the feisty publisher of the local newspaper, Jake's compassionate yet spirited wife, Pastine, their sensitive teenage grandson Lonnie, and Francine Tibbetts, the wife of Jake and Pastine's estranged son, who appears suddenly one hot summer day, unannounced, alone, and very pregnant
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Guide My Feet" begins in the Jim Crow era, when many African-Americans migrated north. In Chicago, Thomas C. Dorsey, a pianist with blues singer Ma Rainey, melds his religious faith with his musical talent to invent what we know as gospel music. In present-day San Francisco, the Reverend Cecil Williams takes his religious faith and his compassion for all people to the streets and builds the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church congregation
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There Is a River" begins with the stories of Sojourner Truth and Denmark Vesey. Both were born into slavery, and both used the Gospel to shape their identities; however, both use their voices in very different ways, one chooses retribution and the other, engagement
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final hour, "Rise Up and Call Their Names," chronicles a two-year interfaith, multiracial, multiethnic pilgrimage from Massachusetts to Africa -- by way of Florida and the Caribbean, undertaken to heal the wounds of slavery. But is religious belief alone enough to hold the pilgrimage together?
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"God Is a Negro" takes place after Emancipation, when minister-turned-journalist Henry McNeal Turner uses the black church to engage black people in the political realm. Denied access to the institutions of society at large, black religious communities found and maintain their own grammar schools, universities, banks, insurance companies, printing presses, nursing homes and hospitals
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Freedom Faith" follows the Civil Rights movement in the years after World War II. Ordinary people risk their lives to challenge the sin of racism in American culture and strive to fulfill the nation's promise of "liberty and justice for all." For many, the belief that God intended all people to be equal and free sustains them in the struggle
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Inheritors of the Faith" plots the growth of the Nation of Islam under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad. After his death, his son, Warith, departs from his father's teachings and leads the Nation of Islam towards a more orthodox practice of Islam
This far by faith [stories from the African American religious experience] by Juan Williams( Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"America's struggle, rise, and triumph from slavery to equal rights for all is a living testament to the power of deep, personal faith for Americans of all colors. The black experience in America is defined by a religious faith and the power it offered to people viewed as powerless, even less than human, until the flame of faith showed them that they were equal members of God's family. That everlasting faith in God and trust in God's justice remains central to the concept of democracy and one nation under God that all Americans value"--Container
Saving Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Hanadarko is a top-notch, hard-edged police detective who is certainly no angel, but she has one on her shoulder. She is fiercely dedicated to her job which belies her self-desctructive lifestyle. Taking on kidnappings, homicides, and the dard specter of the Oklahoma City bombing, Grace receives celestial guidance from a gruff guardian angel who may be her last chance for salvation. Meanwhile, Ham, Grace's partner and sometime lover, faces a staggering crisis that threatens his job, relationships, and his life
Saving Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Hanadarko is a top-notch, hard-edged police detective who is certainly no angel, but she has one on her shoulder. She is fiercely dedicated to her job which belies her self-desctructive lifestyle. Taking on kidnappings, homicides, and the dard specter of the Oklahoma City bombing, Grace receives celestial guidance from a gruff guardian angel who may be her last chance for salvation. Meanwhile, Ham, Grace's partner and sometime lover, faces a staggering crisis that threatens his job, relationships, and his life
Saving Grace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grace Hanadarko is a top-notch, hard-edged police detective who is certainly no angel, but she has one on her shoulder. She is fiercely dedicated to her job which belies her self-desctructive lifestyle. Taking on kidnappings, homicides, and the dard specter of the Oklahoma City bombing, Grace receives celestial guidance from a gruff guardian angel who may be her last chance for salvation. Meanwhile, Ham, Grace's partner and sometime lover, faces a staggering crisis that threatens his job, relationships, and his life
 
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