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Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward) 1965-

Works: 79 works in 303 publications in 1 language and 15,411 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Football stories  Drama  Basketball stories  Biography  History  Fantasy fiction, American  Adventure stories  Short stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS3563.O88456, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mirron E Willis
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newbery Medalist Christopher Paul Curtis provides a child's perspective on the horrors of slavery and the importance of freedom. Eleven-year-old Elijah is the first child born into freedom in Buxton, Canada, a settlement of runaway slaves just over the border from Detroit. He's best known in his hometown as the boy who made a memorable impression on Frederick Douglass. But things change when a former slave steals money from Elijah's friend, who has been saving to buy his family out of captivity in the South. Elijah embarks on a dangerous journey to America in pursuit of the thief, and he discovers firsthand the unimaginable horrors of the life his parents fled--a life from which he'll always be free, if he can find the courage to get back home. Bonus Feature: Christopher Paul Curtis reads the author's note
The long fall the first Leonid McGill mystery by Walter Mosley( Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ex-boxer, hard drinker, in a business that trades mostly in cash and favors, Leonid McGill's an old-school P.I. working a twenty-first-century Manhattan that's gotten fancy all around him. Fancy or not, he has always managed to get by, keep a roof over the head of his wife and kids, and still manage a little fun on the side, mostly because he's never been above taking a shady job for a quick buck, no questions asked
Known to evil by Walter Mosley( Recording )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfonse Rinaldo, the mysterious power-behind- the-throne at City Hall, the fixer who seems to control every little thing that happens in New York City, has a problem that even he can't fix--and he's come to Leonid McGill for help. It seems a young woman has disappeared, leaving murder in her wake, and it means everything to Rinaldo to track her down
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the gay-themed novel Basketball Jones, pampered Aldridge James "AJ" Richardson maintains a loving, yet secret romantic relationship with wealthy NBA star player Dray Jones. Their romance blossomed during college, but because Drey is a sports icon, they've kept their life together under wraps. However, when Drey's teammates become overly inquisitive, he quells any doubts about his sexuality by marrying Judi, an ambitious woman. How will this brash decision affect AJ? And does Judi know the truth about Drey?
When the thrill is gone by Walter Mosley( Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economy has hit the private investigator business hard, and lately, Leonid McGill is getting job offers only from the criminals he's worked so hard to leave behind. So how can he say no to the beautiful young woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash? She's an artist, she tells him, who's escaped from poverty via marriage to a rich collector who keeps her on a stipend. But she says she fears for her life, and needs Leonid's help
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead( Recording )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1985. Benji Cooper is one of the only black students at an elite prep school in Manhattan. After a tragic mishap on his first day of high school when Benji reveals his deep enthusiasm for the horror movie magazine Fangoria, his social doom is sealed for the next four years. But every summer, Benji escapes to the Hamptons, to Sag Harbor, where a small community of African American professionals have built a world of their own. And although he's just as confused about this all-black refuge as he is about the white world he negotiates the rest of the year, he thinks that maybe this summer things will be different
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harris serves up a treat that will capture and enchant audiences everywhere -- a big, bold, and irresistible novel about football, family, and secrets. Brady Bledsoe and his mother, Carmyn, have a strong relationship. A single mother, faithful churchgoer, and the owner of several successful Atlanta beauty salons, Carmyn has devoted herself to her son and his dream of becoming a professional football player. Brady has always followed her lead, including becoming a member of the church's "Celibacy Circle." Now in his senior year at college, the smart, and very handsome, Brady is a lead contender for the Heisman Trophy and a spot in the NFL. As sports agents hover around Brady, Barrett, a beautiful and charming cheerleader, sets her mind on tempting the celibate Brady and getting a piece of his multimillion-dollar future -- but is that all she wants from him, and is she acting alone? Carmyn is determined to protect her son. She's also determined to protect the secret she's kept from Brady his whole life. As things heat up on campus and Carmyn and Brady's idyllic relationship starts to crumble, mother and son begin to wonder about the other -- are you just too good to be true? A sweeping novel about mothers and sons, football and beauty shops, secrets and lies, JUST TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE has all the ingredients that have made E. Lynn Harris a bestselling author: family, friendship, faith, and love
Magic street by Orson Scott Card( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a relatively calm community in Los Angeles, young Mack Street is adopted after being abandoned in an overgrown park. As he gels with his new surroundings, Mack discovers that he has certain powers that may jeopardize his newfound home
All I did was shoot my man by Walter Mosley( Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Zella Grisham is accused of both shooting her boyfriend and stealing more than six million dollars from the Rutgers Assurance Corp., Leonid McGill investigates, while his own family life begins to unravel around him
My song [a memoir] by Harry Belafonte( Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Belafonte rose from a life of poverty to become a successful singer while facing discrimination and personal loss
Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it by Sundee Tucker Frazier( Recording )
7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brendan Buckley, a biracial ten-year-old, applies his scientific problem-solving ability and newfound interest in rocks and minerals to connect with his white grandfather, the president of Puyallup Rock Club, and to learn why he and Brendan's mother are estranged
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden( Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shortly after arriving in Uganda, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan is appointed the personal physician of Idi Amin. So begins a fateful dalliance with the African leader whose autocracy becomes a reign of terror, in this venturesome meditation on conscience, charisma, and the slow corruption of the human heart
I say a little prayer by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bestselling author E. Lynn Harris is back with another sexy, shocking, and immensely satisfying novel that explores some of today's toughest and most timely issues. Chauncey Greer is the owner of Cute Boy Card Company, a thriving company in Atlanta. As a teenager, he was a member of a popular boy band, but left in disgrace when word got out that he and his band mate D were more than good friends. Chauncey is a free spirit now, who's been known to hook up with men and women. After one too many bad dates, Chauncey finds himself in church, where the minister's message inspires him to follow his dream of a singing career once again. Although he's lost touch with D, as he starts writing songs his thoughts inevitably turn to his former lover
Palace council by Stephen L Carter( Recording )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1952, twenty prominent men gather at a secret meeting on Martha's Vineyard and devise a plot to manipulate the President of the United States. Soon after, the body of one of these men is found by Eddie Wesley, Harlem's rising literary star. When Eddie's younger sister mysteriously disappears, Eddie and the woman he loves, Aurelia Treene, are pulled into what becomes a twenty-year search for the truth. As Eddie and Aurelia uncover layer upon layer of intrigue, their odyssey takes them from the wealthy drawing rooms of New York through the shady corners of radical politics, all the way to the Oval Office
Them by Nathan McCall( Recording )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barlowe, a single, African American in his forties, shares a ramshackle house with his nephew in an Atlanta neighborhood, the old Fourth Ward, known both as the center of the civil rights movement and for its main street, Auburn Avenue, once the richest Negro street in the world. Barlowe works as a printer and passes the time reading books from the neighborhood library and hanging out with other local black men at the corner store. When a white married couple buys and renovates the house next door, everyone tries to go about their daily business, but fear and suspicion build as more whites move in, making once familiar people and places disappear
Heartfire by Orson Scott Card( )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peggy is a Torch, able to see the fire burning in each person's heart. She can follow the paths of each person's future, and know each person's most intimate secrets. From the moment of Alvin Maker's birth, when the Unmaker first strove to kill him, she has protected him. Now they are married, and Peggy is a part of Alvin's heart as well as his life. But Alvin's destiny has taken them on separate journeys. Alvin has gone north into New England, where knacks are considered witchcraft and their use is punished with death. Peggy has been drawn south, to the British Crown Colonies and the court of King Arthur Stuart in exile. For she has seen a terrible future bloom in the heartfires of every person in America, a future of war and destruction. One slender path exists that leads through the bloodshed, and it is Peggy's quest to set the world on the path to peace
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1950s Chicago, three generations of Youngers live in a run-down apartment. As these black Americans struggle to overcome a variety of challenges, hope suddenly looms on the horizon. The family's matriarch is poised to receive insurance money from her husband's death
The best advice I ever got [lessons from extraordinary lives] by Katie Couric( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The anchor of "CBS Evening News" collects the best life tips from a host of accomplished leaders, thinkers, artists and others, including Chelsea Handler, Malcolm Gladwell, Mario Batali, Colin Powell, Barbara Walters, Google's Eric Schmidt, and Mike Bloomberg
Till you hear from me [a novel] by Pearl Cleage( Recording )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After her father Reverend Dunbar, a civil rights icon, makes statements that are not politically correct Ida is concerned about him and returns to Atlanta. Back in her old West End neighborhood, Ida runs into childhood friend and smooth political operator Wes Harper, also in town to pay a visit to the Reverend Dunbar, his mentor. While Ida and the Rev try to find the balance between personal loyalties and political realities, they must do some serious soul searching in order to get things back on track before Wes permanently derails their best laid plans
Porch lies tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters by Pat McKissack( Recording )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Master storyteller Patricia C. McKissack transports us to the front porch--a place where lightning bugs flash, lemonade is poured, and tales about slickster-tricksters are an every-night treat for the whole family to enjoy
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