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Simms, Heather Alicia

Overview
Works: 26 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 5,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  History  Comedy films  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Sports fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, FIC
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Publications about Heather Alicia Simms
Publications by Heather Alicia Simms
Most widely held works by Heather Alicia Simms
Broken flowers by Jim Jarmusch( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,378 libraries worldwide
Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past
Stella by starlight by Sharon M Draper( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
Stella lives in the segregated South, in Bumblebee, North Carolina, to be exact about it. Some stores she can go into. Some stores she can't. Some folks are right pleasant. Others are a lot less so. The Klan hasn't bothered them for years, but one late night, while wandering around outside, Stella and her little brother see something they're never supposed to see, something that is the first flicker of change to come, unwelcome change by any stretch of the imagination
Make lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother
Glory over everything : beyond The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
The author of the bestseller and beloved book club favourite "The Kitchen House" continues the story of Jamie Pyke, son of both a slave and master of Tall Oakes, whose deadly secret compels him to take a treacherous journey through the Underground Railroad. This new, stand-alone novel opens in 1830, and Jamie is passing in Philadelphia society as a wealthy white silversmith. One day, Jamie learns that his beloved servant Pan has been captured and sold into slavery in the South. After his secret past is exposed, Jamie embarks on a trip to a North Carolina plantation where Pan is being held with a former Tall Oakes slave named Sukey. Soon the three of them are running through the Great Dismal Swamp, the notoriously deadly hiding place for escaped slaves. Though they have help from those in the Underground Railroad, not all of them will make it out alive
Silver sparrow : [a novel] by Tayari Jones( Sound Recording )
11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, Silver Sparrow revolves around James Witherspoon's two families-the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode when secrets are revealed and illusions shattered
This full house by Virginia Euwer Wolff( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
High-school-senior LaVaughn's perceptions and expectations of her life begin to change as she learns about the many unexpected connections between the people she loves best
Upstate by Kalisha Buckhanon( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
"Baby, the first thing I need to know from you is do you believe I killed my father?" So begins Upstate, a powerful story told through letters between seventeen-year-old Antonio and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Natasha, set in the 1990's in New York. Antonio and Natasha's world is turned upside down, and their young love is put to the test, when Antonio finds himself in jail, accused of a shocking crime. Antonio fights to stay alive on the inside, while on the outside, Natasha faces choices that will change her life. Over the course of a decade, they share a desperate correspondence. Often, they have only each other to turn to as life takes them down separate paths and leaves them wondering if they will ever find their way back together
True believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to
Patina by Jason Reynolds( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
A newbie to the track team, Patina "Patty" Jones must learn to rely on her family and teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons
On the 7th day by T. D Jakes( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
David, a respected college professor and his wife, Kari, appear to be the perfect church-going prosperous couple when their young daughter is abducted. The police immediately, launch an investigation and set out to find the child of this high-profile couple. Reports surface of a serial child-kidnapper on the loose with a pattern of killing his victim on the seventh day, so there's no time to waste
Leslie by Omar Tyree( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Leslie Beaudet, a popular but reserved young Haitian-American student at a New Orleans college, is struggling with a dark power in a world that is pulling her in many different directions. When a series of murders point to Leslie, her friends and relatives realize they've never really known her
True believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it--an occasion to rise to
Too much of a good thing by Kimberla Lawson Roby( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Divorced and remarried, Rev. Curtis Black is now head of a newly-formed church. Trouble is, Curtis can't stay on the straight and narrow, as his second marriage sours and he takes up with former lover Adrienne and then Carmen, the mother of his teenage daughter, Alicia. Alicia herself, resentful of Curtis's lack of attention, meets someone over the Internet, and soon finds herself in trouble. And as his professional and personal relationships crumble, Curtis wonders how he can redeem himself
When Kambia Elaine flew in from Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Shayla, an aspiring writer growing up in a poor section of Houston, can't figure out the new girl next door, Kambia Elaine, who tells fantastic stories. She slowly realizes that Kambia Elaine needs help, but Shayla doesn't know where to find it. Some descriptions of sex, some violence and some strong language
Angel in the rubble : the miraculous rescue of 9/11's last survivor by Genelle Guzman-McMillan( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
The story of the last survivor pulled from the 9/11 Ground Zero debris after 27 hours and her journey from desperation to a miraculous salvation
Shayla's double brown baby blues by Lori Aurelia Williams( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Shayla is upset when her estranged father's new baby is born on her birthday, but she learns that her problems are nothing compared to those faced by her friends Kambia and Lemm
Red Hook summer ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The latest in Spike Lee's Chronicles of Brooklyn series, the film tells the story of Flik Royale, a young boy from Atlanta who has come to spend the summer with his religious grandfather, Bishop Enoch Rouse, in the housing projects of Red Hook, New York. Between his grandfather's preaching and the culture shock of city life, Flik's summer appears to be a total disaster, until he meets Chazz Morningstar, a girl his age, who shows Flik the brighter side of Brooklyn
I'll be home for Christmas by Zane( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Noelle Mitchell never explained why she abruptly ran away from home at the age of fifteen. All anyone knew was that her boyfriend Reno convinced her to abandon her family. But when she shows up at the family house on Christmas thirteen years later what's revealed about her absence will either tear her family further apart or bring them closer together
How to talk so little kids will listen : a survival guide to life with children ages 2-7 by Joanna Faber( file )
2 editions published in 2017 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
For over thirty-five years, parents have turned to How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk for its respectful and effective solutions to the unending challenges of raising children. Now, in response to growing demand, Adele's daughter, Joanna Faber, along with Julie King, tailor How to Talk's powerful communication skills to children ages two to seven. Faber and King, each a parenting expert in her own right, share their wisdom accumulated over years of conducting How To Talk workshops with parents and a broad variety of professionals. With a lively combination of storytelling, cartoons, and fly-on-the-wall discussions from their workshops, they provide concrete tools and tips that will transform your relationship with the young kids in your life. What do you do with a little kid who... won't brush her teeth... screams in his car seat... pinches the baby... refuses to eat vegetables... throws books in the library... runs rampant in the supermarket? Organized according to common challenges and conflicts, this book is an essential emergency first-aid manual of communication strategies, including a chapter that addresses the special needs of children with sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders. This user-friendly guide will empower parents and caregivers of young children to forge rewarding, joyful relationships with terrible two-year-olds, truculent three-year-olds, ferocious four-year-olds, foolhardy five-year-olds, self-centered six-year-olds, and the occasional semi-civilized seven-year-old. And, it will help little kids grow into self-reliant big kids who are cooperative and connected to their parents, teachers, siblings, and peers
NY's dirty laundry ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
"In the weeks after 9/11, racial paradigms are shifted and hidden prejudices are revealed in this heated ... exchange between the members of two immigrant families (one Afro-Caribbean and the other Arab-Muslim) who clash in a crowded Brooklyn laundromat and in an airless NYC taxicab. With mistrust already heightened, quarters are exchanged for political conversation as these 'new' New Yorkers debate what it now means to be an American."
 
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