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Lester, Julius

Overview
Works: 208 works in 764 publications in 10 languages and 61,993 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Quotations  History  Folk tales  Young adult works  Pictorial works  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Complainant, Performer, Narrator, Other, Photographer, Compiler
Classifications: PZ7.L5629, FIC
Publication Timeline
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To be a slave by Julius Lester( Book )
68 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 4,809 libraries worldwide
A compilation, selected from various 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 )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,196 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
The tales of Uncle Remus : the adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 3,971 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 )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 2,484 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
Each painting and piece of writing deal with a key event in the history of slavery
Long journey home : stories from Black history by Julius Lester( Book )
28 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 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 )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 1,552 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 )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twelve folk tales, ten African and two Jewish
Black cowboy, wild horses : a true story by Julius Lester( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,366 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 )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 libraries worldwide
Twelve tales of African and Afro-American origin includes "How God made the butterflies", "The Girl with large eyes", "Stagolee", and "People who could fly."
Pharaoh's daughter : a novel of ancient Egypt by Julius Lester( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,260 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 )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 1,243 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 )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,228 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the classic Afro-American tales relating the adventures and misadventures of Brer Rabbit and his friends and enemies
This strange new feeling by Julius Lester( Book )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and Faroese and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
Social studies
The blues singers : ten who rocked the world by Julius Lester( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,112 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
The Old African by Julius Lester( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,098 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
What a truly cool world by Julius Lester( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,057 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 )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
A collection of six original fables with morals both silly and serious
Lovesong : becoming a Jew by Julius Lester( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The author chroicles his earliest encounters with faith in the figure of his father, a black Methodist minister, his earliest recollections of the lure of Judaism, the South before the Civil Rights movement, and his conversion to Judaism
Poems and songs by Julius Lester( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Julius Lester Amerikaans schrijver
Julius Lester écrivain américain
Julius Lester US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Lester, Julius Bernard 1939-
جولیوس لستر
레스터, 줄리어스 1939-
ジュリアス・レスター
レスター, ジュリアス
Languages
English (265)
French (9)
Japanese (5)
Dutch (3)
Danish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Faroese (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
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