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Avery, Margaret

Overview
Works: 80 works in 210 publications in 7 languages and 7,840 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Genealogy  Short stories, American  Interviews  Fiction  Television adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PS3573.A425, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Margaret Avery
 
Most widely held works by Margaret Avery
The color purple by Alice Walker ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heart-wrenching story of a young black girl in the early 20th century who's forced into a brutal marriage and separated from her sister
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a 'father.' Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Welcome home Roscoe Jenkins by Malcolm D Lee ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
R.J. Stevens is a successful television talk show host who sets aside his perfect life with his sweet son and celebrity girlfriend to attend his parents' golden wedding anniversary back home in Georgia. From the moment he arrives, all the reasons R.J. left to reinvent himself on the West Coast become clear. His siblings and cousins quickly put him in his place, reminding him that his name is actually Roscoe Jenkins. His sweet mother watches impassively while R.J.'s dad does nothing to mask his disapproval. R.J. would be content to wait out the anniversary events and go home. The arrival of an old girlfriend he once loved but couldn't keep during his adolescence changes everything, bringing out the competitive survivor within
Dark passages ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Employes a mixture of interviews, slave narratives, and dramatization. Tells the story of the impact of the Atlantic slave trade. Takes the viewer from the House of Slaves on Goree Island off the coast of Dakar, Senegal, to the village of Juffere on the Gambia River
Ernest J. Gaines' The sky is gray ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the short story by Ernest J. Gaines. In rural Louisiana in the 1940's, a young black boy accompanies his mother into town and absorbs valuable lessons of pride, charity and dignity
The lathe of heaven ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger."--Container
White man's burden ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Chinese and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a time where color roles have been reversed, Louis Pinnock (John Travolta), a poor man of the ghetto, struggles to support his family. When he loses his job at the whim of the factory's owner (Harry Belafonte), Louis decides to take on the system by taking on his former boss
Which way is up? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of an orange picker who accidentally becomes a union hero and leaves his wife and family at home while he seeks work in Los Angeles where he finds a new woman and starts a second family
The Richard Pryor 4-movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Which way is up? (R): The story of an orange picker who accidentally becomes a union hero and leaves his wife and family at home while he seeks work in Los Angeles where he finds a new woman and starts a second family. Brewster's millions (PG): Montgomery Brewster is a down-and-out baseball player who discovers that he is the only living relative of an eccentric multimillionaire. Monty stands to inherit $300 million, but only if he can spend $30 million in a single month without acquiring any assets. If he fails, it's back to zero again. Car Wash (PG): An irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. Bustin' loose (R): A misanthropic ex-con helps the director of a bankrupt school for emotionally disturbed children transport 8 of the students from Philadelphia to Oregon, despite the law, the Ku Klux Klan and each other
Meet the Browns ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brenda grew up with some incredible hardships. She had a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a 'father.' Now, Brenda is a single mom struggling to raise her family in Chicago. When she receives a letter inviting her to attend her father's funeral in Georgia, she's not sure how to feel. Growing up, Brenda never knew the man and hadn't interacted with that part of her family. But when she loses her job, she decides that now's the time to shake things up. Besides, there is always the chance that her father left her a little money
Lord help us ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kayla and her best buddy, Jewels, help a recently widowed Baptist minister regain his flock and his life as they battle a scandalous rumor
4 film favorites ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sudden impact: Responding to cries of police brutality, Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment, tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers
Cotton comes to Harlem Hell up in Harlem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains two feature films including "Cotton Comes to Harlem," about a couple of detectives who investigate a minister's charity campaign; and "Hell Up in Harlem," about a man who is hunted by the mob after he discovers a ledger with the names of every crooked police officer and public official on the mob's payroll
A textbook of hygiene for training colleges by Margaret Avery ( Book )
12 editions published between 1919 and 1951 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fish that saved Pittsburgh catch the fish! have a ball! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basketball's Dr. J, Julius Erving, operates on the competition in this hoop-it-up disco-era fantasy about a team on a winning streak when it signs up motley players born under the zodiac's fish sign of Pisces. Will the Dr. in the house, trademark cloud-walking, net-shredding slam dunks are plentiful. More hoops excitement follows as the Harlem Globetrotters' Meadowlark Lemon handles the rock as if he had more arms than an octopus and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shows his winning style as well
Scott Joplin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Billy Dee Williams stars with Art Carney and Clifton Davis in Scott Joplin, the fascinating story about the life of the ragtime great. Best known for his song, 'The Entertainer', Joplin began his career touring as a piano player in bordellos around the country. When he is discovered during a piano competition by the famous music publisher John Stark (Carney), Joplin turns into an instant success, composing songs so popular that he becomes the first black composer to be allowed to play at the World's Fair"--Container
El color purpura ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A black girl's life and hard times in the South, spanning some forty years: a sprawling saga of characters both frustrated and fulfilled, and at the center a Survivor"--Leonard Maltin's TV movie and video guide
Six great scientists by Margaret Avery ( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Jacksons an American dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the inspiring and true story of the first family of music, an epic account spanning five decades--beginning with the family's rise from a Midwestern steel town to the premier stages of the world. Includes 38 songs
Second to die ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sara thought her husband's murder would solve all her problems. But as she soon discovers ... one murder is never enough
 
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