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Lester, Julius

Overview
Works: 221 works in 754 publications in 8 languages and 64,721 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Legends  Quotations  History  Young adult works  Pictorial works  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Complainant, Performer, Compiler, 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 )
65 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 4,832 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 )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 4,219 libraries worldwide
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma
John Henry by Julius Lester( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 3,843 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 )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 2,595 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 2,498 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 )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,670 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( Book )
28 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,630 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 1,577 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 1,504 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 1,402 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 1,376 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 )
18 editions published between 1967 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 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 )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,289 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 )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in English and held by 1,272 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 )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 1,250 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 )
20 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,185 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 1,122 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 )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,122 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 )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,074 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
Day of tears a novel in dialogue by Julius Lester( file )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
Emma has taken care of the Butler children since Sarah and Frances's mother, Fanny, left. Emma wants to raise the girls to have good hearts, as a rift over slavery has ripped the Butler household apart. Now, to pay off debts, Pierce Butler wants to cash in his slave "assets", possibly including Emma
 
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Alternative Names
Julius Lester écrivain américain
Julius Lester US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Lester, Julius Bernard 1939-
جولیوس لستر
レスター, ジュリアス
Languages
English (291)
French (7)
Dutch (4)
Danish (2)
Portuguese (2)
Spanish (2)
German (1)
Korean (1)
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