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Braithwaite, E. R. (Edward Ricardo)

Works: 69 works in 319 publications in 9 languages and 8,645 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works 
Roles: Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Conceptor
Classifications: LA639.L8, 373.4212
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To Sir, with love by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
114 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,029 libraries worldwide
A black teacher from British Guiana describes how he overcame the hostility and prejudices of his students in a London slum
A kind of homecoming by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 578 libraries worldwide
From the bestselling author of To Sir, With Love comes the moving personal memoir of a westernized black man who journeys to Africa in search of his roots and discovers a vibrant and extraordinary society on the verge of monumental change In the early 1960s acclaimed British Guianese author E. R. Braithwaite embarked on a pilgrimage to the West African countries of Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, and across Sierra Leone just as the emerging nation was preparing to declare its independence. What Braithwaite discovered was a world vastly different from the staid, firmly established British society in which he had spent most of his life. In a place as foreign to him as the dark side of the moon, he was overcome by colorful sights, sounds, and smells that vividly reawakened lost memories from his childhood. Entering the intimate circles of the local intelligentsia, Braithwaite was able to view these newly evolving African societies from the inside, struck by their mixtures of passion and naïveté, their political obsessions and technological indifference. The author discovered a world that fascinated, excited, and, in some cases, deeply troubled him—and in the process he discovered himself. E. R. Braithwaite’s A Kind of Homecoming is at once an enthralling personal journey and an eye-opening chronicle of a time of great change on the African continent that helps us to better understand the West Africa of today
Choice of straws by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
16 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
In London, racial hatred leads to a mugging, a murder, and a mystery in a powerful novel of intolerance, loss, and self-discovery by the bestselling author of To Sir, With Love Identical twins Jack and Dave Bennett enjoy nothing better than a rowdy night out in London—listening to hot jazz, hoisting a few pints, flirting with girls . . . and then finishing off the evening by roughing up a stranger. But one night they ambush the wrong victim, a young black man who fights back. Suddenly bottles break and a knife is drawn, and when it's over, Jack stumbles home alone; only to awaken the next morning to discover his brother's bed empty and policemen at the door. The police are investigating a fatal car accident that left two people dead, their bodies burned beyond recognition. One of the dead was apparently the car's owner, a young black doctor, but the only clue to the second corpse's identity is a knife engraved with Dave Bennett's name and address. And no words are spoken of a man found slain in an alley on the other side of town. With his life brutally upended, Jack finds that his search for answers is drawing him closer to the dead doctor's beautiful sister, Michelle, and causing him to question everything he's ever believed about race, justice, family, and the violent urban world around him
To sir, with love II ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Mark Thackeray returns to Chicago after he retires from teaching school in London. However the challenge of reaching the kids in the inner city school is just too much to resist
Paid servant by E. R Braithwaite( file )
20 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 75 libraries worldwide
E. R. Braithwaite, the acclaimed author of To Sir, With Love, poignantly recounts his time as a social worker dedicated to London’s abandoned minority children Despite his Cambridge education and a sterling record with the British Royal Air Force during World War II, E. R. Braithwaite, a black man, was unable to find employment as an engineer in post-war London. Instead he accepted a position as a teacher in a tough East End school and wrote of his experiences in his classic bestseller To Sir, With Love. Nine years later, Braithwaite once again found himself assuming an unfamiliar professional role as a social worker charged with finding homes for London’s orphaned, abused, or abandoned “coloured” children. While he lacked formal training, Braithwaite possessed qualities essential for the job: compassion, determination, and a deep, abiding understanding and love for the helpless, lost, and disregarded. In Paid Servant, E. R. Braithwaite shares his experiences in London’s Department of Child Welfare, focusing on the case of his four-year-old client Roddy, a bright, handsome mulatto boy who was rejected for adoption by both black and white families because he was not their “own kind.” Everywhere he turned, Braithwaite encountered racial prejudice. But he was willing to fight for what he believed in, and he believed in Roddy. Writing with great power, warmth, and a deep belief in human dignity and worth, Braithwaite offers a heartbreaking yet hopeful look into a society’s attempt to care for its youngest, most vulnerable citizens
Billingsly the bear with the crinkled ear by E. R Braithwaite( file )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A little girl and an extraordinary teddy bear share the secrets of a wondrous, sometimes puzzling world in this charming children’s tale that celebrates diversity, from the acclaimed author of the schoolroom classic To Sir, With Love Lisbeth has a new best friend, her toy bear, Billingsly, who has one perfectly formed ear that is ideal for hearing what goes on in the world around him. But with his left ear, which is misshapen, he listens to Lisbeth alone. When she speaks into Billingsly’s crinkled ear, Billingsly speaks back, though he’ll talk to no one but Lisbeth because adults would never listen to him the way she does, and other children tend to shun him because he is different. When Lisbeth is in school, Billingsly enjoys adventures from his perch on the windowsill in her bedroom with animals roaming the outside world and magical creatures like the Tooth Fairy and the other bear in the mirror. But his greatest adventures take place when he is in Lisbeth’s arms, for nothing is more magical than a little girl’s love. Filled with wit and wonder, Billingsly is the tale of an extraordinary friendship that is sure to enchant children of all ages, and adults who are young at heart
Reluctant neighbors by E. R Braithwaite( file )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The acclaimed author of To Sir, With Love recalls his lifelong struggle against ignorance and racism while sharing a train ride with a bigoted white neighbor On a commuter train traveling from New Canaan, Connecticut, to New York’s Grand Central Station, a well-heeled white suburbanite reluctantly takes the only available seat and eventually strikes up a conversation with the black man sitting next to him. The white businessman’s verbal barrage of insensitive questions and offensive remarks incites a rage in his black neighbor that can barely be suppressed. But the offended rider is E. R. Braithwaite—former Royal Air Force pilot, Cambridge graduate, schoolteacher, social worker, diplomat, and bestselling author—and he has triumphed over prejudice and hatred throughout his truly extraordinary life and multifaceted career. Against the backdrop of a short railway commute, E. R. Braithwaite powerfully recounts a personal history of remarkable accomplishments in the face of bigotry and hatred. Part memoir, part treatise on racial intolerance and oppression, and the ignorance that engenders them, Reluctant Neighbors is the unforgettable story of one man’s continuous struggle against injustice and his unwavering dedication to the pursuit of human dignity
Honorary white by E. R Braithwaite( file )
4 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Acclaimed author E. R. Braithwaite (To Sir, With Love) chronicles the brutality, oppression, and courage he witnessed as a black man granted “Honorary White” status during a six-week visit to apartheid South Africa As a black man living in a white-dominated world, author E. R. Braithwaite was painfully aware of the multitude of injustices suffered by people of color and he wrote powerfully and poignantly about racial discrimination in his acclaimed novels and nonfiction works. So it came as a complete surprise when, in 1973, the longstanding ban on his books was lifted by the South African government, a ruling body of minority whites that brutally oppressed the black majority through apartheid laws. Applying for a visa—and secretly hoping to be refused—he was granted the official status of “Honorary White” for the length of his stay. As such, Braithwaite would be afforded some of the freedoms that South Africa’s black population was denied, yet would nonetheless be considered inferior by the white establishment. With Honorary White, Braithwaite bears witness to a dark and troubling time, relating with grave honesty and power the shocking abuses, inequities, and horrors he observed and experienced firsthand during his six-week stay in a criminal nation. His book is a personal testament to the savagery of apartheid and to the courage of those who refused to be broken by it
To Sir, with love by E. R Braithwaite( visu )
17 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in 6 languages and held by 41 libraries worldwide
A novice teacher goes up against a group of tough teens in London's East End--they are determined to break his spirit and he is determined to treat them as young adults
Solid lubricants and surfaces by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
"Honorary white" : a visit to South Africa by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
3 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Voor mijnheer- van ons allemaal by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
3 editions published between 1960 and 1967 in Dutch and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Een werkloze zwarte ingenieur vindt een tijdelijke werkkring op een school in een Londense arbeiderswijk. Hij weigert om zich net als zijn voorganger te laten wegtreiteren en tracht het vertrouwen van de leerlingen te winnen
Islands by Kamau Brathwaite( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The third part of Edward Brathwaite's trilogy of poems about the Negro's encounter with the New World interweaves the past and present of his Caribbean homeland--its natural beauty, its violent history, the values that sustain its people--into a vigorous and distinctive poetic statement. The author is a native of Barbados.--From publisher description
Xian gei lao shi de ai by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in Chinese and held by 7 libraries worldwide
En skole i London by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in Danish and Multiple languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Reluctant neighbours by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Le chahut by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
2 editions published in 1964 in French and held by 5 libraries worldwide
To sir, whit love les anges aux poings serrés ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Mit Liebe : Erlebnisroman um junge Menschen by E. R Braithwaite( Book )
3 editions published in 1960 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
To Sir, with love by E. R Braithwaite( Sound Recording )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Braithwaite, E. R.
Braithwaite, E. R. 1920-
Braithwaite, Edward Ricardo.
Braithwaite, Edward Ricardo 1920-
Braithwaite, Edward Ricardo, 1922-
English (236)
Dutch (5)
Spanish (4)
French (3)
Chinese (3)
Danish (3)
German (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Russian (1)
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