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Turpin, Bahni

Overview
Works: 88 works in 341 publications in 2 languages and 21,496 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Domestic fiction  Biography  Football stories  Comedy films  Historical films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3619.T636, 813.6
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Publications about Bahni Turpin
Publications by Bahni Turpin
Most widely held works by Bahni Turpin
The help by Kathryn Stockett( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,047 libraries worldwide
In a time when the civil rights movement is in full force, three women, Minny, Aibileen, and Skeeter, start a movement that puts them all at risk. They show the town that, whether black or white, women can unite
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,581 libraries worldwide
Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping
The twelve tribes of Hattie [a novel] by Ayana Mathis( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother's monumental courage and the journey of a nation
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
In 1902, the Gullah Peazant family, descendants of slaves, live on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina. Most of the family is moving to the mainland and to the North. Their departure causes upheaval within the family
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression
The true meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 libraries worldwide
In the chaotic turmoil that follows the Boov invasion of Earth, eleven-year-old Gratuity Tucci finds herself driving her mother's car to Florida, where all of the humans are being relocated, with her cat and a renegade extraterrestiral named J. Lo as her copilots
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 746 libraries worldwide
"When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family. Orphaned while onboard a ship from Ireland to America, seven-year-old Lavinia arrives on the steps of a tobacco plantation where she is to live and work with the slaves of the kitchen house. Under the care of Belle, the master's illegitimate daughter, Lavinia becomes deeply bonded to her adopted family, though she is set apart from them by her white skin. Eventually, Lavinia is accepted into the world of the big house, where the master is absent and the mistress battles opium addiction. Lavinia finds herself perilously straddling two very different worlds. When she is forced to make a choice, loyalties are brought into question, dangerous truths are laid bare, and lives are put at risk"--Publisher's description
Red River by Lalita Tademy( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 742 libraries worldwide
The intertwining stories of two Louisiana families-- three generations of African-American men-- and their struggles to make a place for themselves in a country deeply divided in the aftermath of the Civil War and beyond
New England white by Stephen L Carter( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
In a New England university town of Elm Harbor a murder begins to crack the veneer that has hidden the racial complications of the town's past, the secrets of a prominent family, and the most hidden bastions of African-American political influence
Crossroads by Tamra Davis( visu )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
On the night of their senior prom, Lucy and her once-close childhood friends, Kit and Mimi, reunite to dig up a time capsule they buried together as little girls. Mimi's wants to make good on her childhood dreams; leaving their small town for fame and fortune in Los Angeles. Though Lucy and Kit are reluctant to join her, they decide to tag along, agreeing to be chauffeured by Mimi's friend, Ben. As they trek across the country, plagued by car problems, unsanitary motels, and petty bickering, the three friends reveal meaningful secrets to each other
Push a novel by Sapphire( file )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Love, lies, relationships, and honesty shape Harris' novel about Carmyn, a single mother, who struggles to maintain peace with her son, Brady. He's always been a devout, celibate Christian and is a star college athlete bound for the NFL but all is challenged when a gorgeous cheerleader named Barrett enters his world. Does she really want him or his money? Carmyn fears the worst but does she have demons in her past that could scar Brady?
The house girl a novel by Tara Conklin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
A stunning debut that intertwines the story of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia with that of an ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York, and in so doing asks questions of justice, love and family, in slave-holding Virginia and today
Hold fast by Blue Balliett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 444 libraries worldwide
Where is Early's father? He's not the kind of father who you think would disappear. But he's gone. And he's left a whole lot of trouble behind
The sacrifice : a novel by Joyce Carol Oates( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades
The other half of my heart by Sundee Tucker Frazier( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Twin daughters of interracial parents, eleven-year-olds Keira and Minna have very different skin tones and personalities, but it is not until their African American grandmother enters them in the Miss Black Pearl Pre-Teen competition in North Carolina that red-haired and pale-skinned Minna realizes what life in their small town in the Pacific Northwest has been like for her more outgoing, darker-skinned sister
Calling me home a novel by Julie Kibler( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Eighty-nine-year-old Isabelle McAllister has a favor to ask her hairdresser, Dorrie Curtis. Isabelle wants Dorrie, a black single mother in her thirties, to drop everything and drive her from her home in Arlington, Texas, to a funeral in Cincinnati--with no clear explanation why--tomorrow. Over the years, Dorrie and Isabelle have developed more than just a business relationship: they are friends. But Dorrie, fretting over the new man in her life and her teenage son's irresponsible choices, still wonders why Isabelle chose her. Isabelle confesses that, as a willful teen in 1930s Kentucky, she fell deeply in love with Robert Prewitt, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family's housekeeper--in a town where blacks weren't allowed after dark. The tale of their forbidden relationship and its tragic consequences makes it clear Dorrie and Isabelle are headed for a gathering of the utmost importance and that the history of Isabelle's first and greatest love just might help Dorrie find her own way
Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Thirteen pieces of valuable art have been stolen. The kids have been drawn in by the very mysterious Mrs. Sharpe, who may be playing her own kind of game with the clues. And it's not just Mrs. Sharpe who's acting suspiciously--there's a ghost who mingles with the guards in the museum, a cat who acts like a spy, and bystanders in black jackets who keep popping up
Smek for president! by Adam Rex( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Gratuity Tucci and her alien friend, J.Lo, journey to New Boovworld, one of Saturn's moons, to clear J.Lo's name after a string of misunderstandings
Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
Sugar has spent all of her ten years on the River Road sugar plantation, most of them as a slave in the sugar fields. Slavery has been abolished, but life is still tough: Sugar works long days cutting cane until her hands bleed, her mother died, and her father left her behind. Sugar yearns to learn more about the world, and she gets to when Chinese laborers come to work in the fields. Now, she finds herself building unexpected relationships and looking toward a brighter future
 
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English (126)
German (1)
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