Most widely held works about Angela Bassett
Most widely held works by Angela Bassett
Akeelah and the bee ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah has to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
Malcolm X ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 1,723 libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
Meet the Robinsons ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,607 libraries worldwide
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself.
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary.
Malcolm X ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
Music of the heart ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood.
Contact ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.
The Rosa Parks story ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement.
Waiting to exhale ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,045 libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers.
Contact ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 949 libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway (Foster) receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away.
What's love got to do with it ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 919 libraries worldwide
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself.
The score ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down.
Mr. 3000 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
Stan Ross was a great Major League hitter, and also a major league jerk. Upon reaching his 3000th hit and securing his place in the Hall of Fame, Stan retires, leaving his team in a lurch just before the playoffs. 9 years later when Stan is on the verge of sports immortality, a statistical error reveals that Stan, "Mr. 3000", is really Stan, "Mr. 2997". Now, at nearly 50 years old, and 3 hits shy of hitting his goal, Stan decides to make a comeback. The owners of his old team welcome him back, so how hard could it be to get 3 more hits?
Our friend, Martin ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King, Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about--and actually meet--the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality.
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 784 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.
Nothing but the truth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events.
Boyz 'n the hood ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitiuos drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son.
Jumping the broom ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
On a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard, two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event.
Whispers an elephant's tale ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
Whispers, an innocent baby elephant who's just learning to walk on his own four feet, finds himself separated from his mother Gentle Heart. In his desperate search to find her, he meets the cynical loner Groove, an outcast from her own herd who never wanted to be a mother. Together, this unlikely pair braves danger after danger on their journey to find water and Whispers' mother.
African American actors African American civil rights workers African American families African American men African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African Americans--Race identity African American teenagers African American women Animated films Astronomers Bassett, Angela Biographical films Biography Black Muslims California--Los Angeles Children as inventors Civil rights workers Comedy films Comedy films Documentary films Drama Families Feature films Feature films Female friendship Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Historical films History Human-alien encounters Juvenile works Man-woman relationships Orphans Race relations School children Science fiction films Self-esteem in children Slave narratives Slavery Slavery--Justification Slaves Spelling bees Time travel United States Vance, Courtney B Video recordings--for the hearing impaired X, Malcolm,--1925-1965
Bassett, Angela Evelyn 1958-
Multiple languages (7)
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