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Willis, Mirron E. (Mirron Edward) 1965-

Works: 111 works in 479 publications in 1 language and 15,398 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Political fiction  Football stories  Drama  Domestic drama  Basketball stories  Biography  Adventure stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PS2954, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mirron E Willis
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,296 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 )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 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 )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 760 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
When the thrill is gone by Walter Mosley( Recording )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 741 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
Basketball Jones by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 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?
Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead( Recording )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 539 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
All I did was shoot my man by Walter Mosley( Recording )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the latest and most surprising novel in the bestselling Leonid McGill series, Leonid finds himself caught between his sins of the past and an all-too-vivid present. Seven years ago, Zella Grisham came home to find her man, Harry Tangelo, in bed with her friend. The weekend before, $6.8 million had been stolen from Rutgers Assurance Corp., whose offices are across the street from where Zella worked. Zella didn't remember shooting Harry, but she didn't deny it either. The district attorney was inclined to call it temporary insanity-until the police found $80,000 from the Rutgers heist hidden in her storage space. For reasons of his own, Leonid McGill is convinced of Zella's innocence. But as he begins his investigation, his life begins to unravel. His wife is drinking more than she should. His oldest son has dropped out of college and moved in with an exprostitute. His youngest son is working for him and trying to stay within the law. And his father, whom he thought was
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, lies, relationships, and honesty shape Harris' novel about Carmyn, a single mother, who struggles to maintain peace with her son, Brady. He's always been a devout, celibate Christian and is a star college athlete bound for the NFL but all is challenged when a gorgeous cheerleader named Barrett enters his world. Does she really want him or his money? Carmyn fears the worst but does she have demons in her past that could scar Brady?
Magic street by Orson Scott Card( Recording )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in a peaceful, prosperous African-American neighborhood in Los Angeles, Mack Street is a mystery child who has somehow found a home. Discovered abandoned in an overgrown park, raised by a blunt-speaking single woman, Mack comes and goes from family to family. But while Mack senses that he is different from most and knows that he has strange powers, he cannot understand how unusual he is until the day he sees, in a thin slice of space, a narrow house. Beyond it is a backyard--and an entryway into an extraordinary world stretching off into an exotic distance of geography, history, and magic
The last king of Scotland by Giles Foden( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Scottish doctor who is personal physician to the African dictator, Idi Amin, is seduced by his charm and the perks of office to the point where he ignores the dictator's unspeakable brutality. Now back in Scotland, Dr. Nicholas Garrigan questions his complicity and finds the answer in the corruption of power. A first novel
My song : [a memoir] by Harry Belafonte( Recording )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The popular singer and former UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador shares the story of his life and career, from his impoverished childhood in Harlem and Jamaica and his racial barrier-breaking career to his commitment to numerous civil causes
Brendan Buckley's universe and everything in it by Sundee Tucker Frazier( Recording )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 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
I say a little prayer : [a novel] by E. Lynn Harris( Recording )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 346 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
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 325 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
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Tom, a slave, who is sold to a slave trader. Relates the trials & sufferings of slaves at the hands of Simon Legree, & life in the antebellum South
Them by Nathan McCall( Recording )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 305 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
The Pluto files : [the rise and fall of America's favorite planet] by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy
Palace council by Stephen L Carter( Recording )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 298 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
The best advice I ever got : [lessons from extraordinary lives] by Katie Couric( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 292 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
Heartfire by Orson Scott Card( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 263 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
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The long fall : the first Leonid McGill mysteryKnown to evilWhen the thrill is goneBasketball JonesSag HarborJust too good to be trueMagic streetThe last king of Scotland