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Lester, Julius

Overview
Works: 253 works in 735 publications in 3 languages and 65,628 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Legends  Quotations  History  Young adult works  Pictorial works  Short stories, American 
Roles: Compiler, Editor, Complainant, Performer, Narrator, Photographer, Other
Classifications: PZ8.1.L434, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Julius Lester
Publications by Julius Lester
Most widely held works by Julius Lester
To be a slave by Julius Lester( Book )
48 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 4,836 libraries worldwide
A compilation, selected from variious sources and arranged chronologically, of the reminiscences of slaves and ex-slaves about their experiences from the leaving of Africa through the Civil War and into the early twentieth century
Day of tears : a novel in dialogue by Julius Lester( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 4,169 libraries worldwide
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since their mother left but now Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma
John Henry by Julius Lester( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 3,797 libraries worldwide
Retells the life of the legendary African American hero who raced against a steam drill to cut through a mountain
The tales of Uncle Remus : the adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester( Book )
16 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 2,599 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the Afro-American tales about the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Sam and the tigers : a new telling of Little Black Sambo by Julius Lester( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 2,509 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of a little boy named Sam when he matches wits with several tigers that want to eat him
From slave ship to freedom road by Julius Lester( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,693 libraries worldwide
Paintings by Rod Brown and text by Julius Lester vividly tell the story of slavery in America
Long journey home; stories from Black history by Julius Lester( Archival Material )
24 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,665 libraries worldwide
The six stories are based on real people--human beings who had one thing in common: they were slaves in a country--our country--dedicated to freedom
More tales of Uncle Remus : further adventures of Brer Rabbit, his friends, enemies, and others by Julius Lester( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,606 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the continuing adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
How many spots does a leopard have? and other tales by Julius Lester( Book )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish
The last tales of Uncle Remus by Julius Lester( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,436 libraries worldwide
Retells the final adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Black cowboy, wild horses : a true story by Julius Lester( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
A black cowboy is so in tune with wild mustangs that they accept him into the herd, thus enabling him singlehandedly to take them to the corral
Black folktales by Julius Lester( Book )
16 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,384 libraries worldwide
Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin include "How God Made the Butterflies," "The Girl With the Large Eyes," "Stagolee," and "People Who Could Fly."
Pharaoh's daughter : a novel of ancient Egypt by Julius Lester( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,345 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the Biblical tale in which a Hebrew infant, rescued by the daughter of the Pharaoh, passes through a turbulent adolescence to eventually become a prophet of his people while his sister finds her true self as a priestess to the Egyptian gods
The knee-high man, and other tales by Julius Lester( Book )
9 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 1,307 libraries worldwide
Retells six tales from American black folk literature: "Why the Waves Have Whitecaps," "Mr. Rabbit and Mr. Bear," "Why Dogs Hate Cats," "The Farmer and the Snake," "What is Trouble?" and "The Knee-High Man."
Further tales of Uncle Remus : the misadventures of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, the Doodang, and other creatures by Julius Lester( Book )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the classic Afro-American tales relating the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
Do Lord remember me : a novel by Julius Lester( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
As the Reverend Joshua Smith is dying, he begins to doubt--does God's hand truly direct our actions, our understanding, and our love?
The Old African by Julius Lester( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
An elderly slave uses the power of his mind to ease the suffering of his fellow slaves and eventually lead them back to Africa. Based on an actual incident from black history
The blues singers : ten who rocked the world by Julius Lester( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,159 libraries worldwide
Highlights the careers of Bessie Smith, Robert Johnson, Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Little Richard, James Brown, and Aretha Franklin
What a truly cool world by Julius Lester( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Discovering that making a world takes a lot of work, God calls on his secretary Bruce and the angel Shaniqua to help him create bushes, grass, flowers, and butterflies
Ackamarackus : Julius Lester's sumptuously silly fantastically funny fables by Julius Lester( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,097 libraries worldwide
A collection of six original fables with morals both silly and serious
 
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Alternative Names
Lester, Julius Bernard, 1939-
レスター, ジュリアス
Languages
English (252)
Korean (1)
French (1)
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