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Tyson, Cicely

Works: 203 works in 551 publications in 3 languages and 34,106 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Biography  Television programs  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Host
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Cicely Tyson
Publications by Cicely Tyson
Most widely held works by Cicely Tyson
Roots by Alex Haley( visu )
20 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 3,332 libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which he traces his family's history from the mid-18th century when one of his ancestors was captured and sold into slavery. Follows the struggle for freedom that began with the boy's abduction to America and continues throughout the generations that follow
The help by Emma Stone( visu )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 3,136 libraries worldwide
In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
Because of Winn-Dixie ( visu )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and French and held by 2,608 libraries worldwide
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( visu )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,603 libraries worldwide
Evelyn Couch, a woman caught in the slump of middle age, gains a new outlook on life when she befriends Ninny Threadgood, an eighty-year-old woman who tells her the story of the Whistle Stop Cafe and the two women who ran it in the 1930s
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( visu )
32 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,591 libraries worldwide
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Sounder by William H Armstrong( visu )
38 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,298 libraries worldwide
Sounder is the heartwarming story of a Black sharecropper family in Louisiana during the Depression. A father steals food for his family, his wife provides love, security and strength while he is in prison, and their oldest son bravely becomes the man of the house until his father returns. Together they love and laugh, struggle and survive, and dream and hope of a more promising future
Alex Cross ( visu )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,446 libraries worldwide
Follows the young homicide detective/psychologist as he meets his match in a serial killer. The two face off in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, but when the mission gets personal, Cross is pushed to the edge of his moral and psychological limits in this taut and exciting action thriller
A lesson before dying ( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,311 libraries worldwide
A frustrated teacher in a southern town finds his own purpose in helping to bring meaning to the last days of a young man due to be executed. In teaching one person to die with dignity, he redeems himself
The Rosa Parks story ( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,034 libraries worldwide
When deaf-mute John Singer moves to a sleepy Southern town to be near his hospitalized friend, a brain-damaged man-child, Singer's silent kindness draws to him others broken in body and spirit
Tyler Perry's Why did I get married too? ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return home, each couple must choose between blame and forgiveness
A woman called Moses ( visu )
5 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Harriet Ross Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom in the North before the Civil War
Diary of a mad black woman by Darren Grant( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Charles, an attorney, and Helen, the devoted wife, seem to have everything: money, a beautiful mansion, the American Dream. But just as Helen prepares to celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary, her life takes a twist. Special features include: featurettes, commentary, deleted scenes, outtakes, photo gallery, and more
An introduction to A lesson before dying by Ernest J. Gaines audio guide by Molly Murphy( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Discusses the theme and characters in Gaines's novel and includes excerpts from the book and background information on the author
The women of Brewster Place ( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 664 libraries worldwide
Mattie Michael, whose life has been plagued by misfortunes, is alone in a ghetto tenement on Brewster Place. She gradually unites the other tenement women to help them struggle for a new life
Mama Flora's family ( visu )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
Follow the chronicle of one family's journey through the 20th century in the American south
Idlewild by Bryan Barber( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
In the Prohibition-era American South, speakeasy performer and club manager Rooster must contend not only with gangsters who have their eyes on the club, but also his piano player and partner Percival. Percival, meanwhile, must choose between his love for Angel and his obligations to his father
Tyler Perry's Madea's family reunion the movie ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
In addition to being saddled with an unruly foster teen, Madea has two troubled nieces to deal with. Lisa is engaged to an abusive and controlling investment banker and Vanessa is finding it difficult to open herself to the affection of a bus driver/artist Frankie because of childhood abuse. Wreaking havoc on both of the girls's lives is their mother Victoria
Free to be-- you and me ( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
King ( visu )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
A powerful portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination
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English (220)
French (2)
German (1)
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