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Turpin, Bahni

Works: 109 works in 441 publications in 2 languages and 24,156 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Juvenile works  Children's audiobooks  Drama  Biography  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Fiction  Football stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PS3619.T636, 813.6
Publication Timeline
Publications about Bahni Turpin
Publications by Bahni Turpin
Most widely held works by Bahni Turpin
The help by Kathryn Stockett( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,058 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 )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,651 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 )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,201 libraries worldwide
Traces the story of Great Migration-era mother Hattie Shepherd, who in spite of poverty and a dysfunctional husband uses love and Southern remedies to raise nine children and prepare them for the realities of a harsh world
Daughters of the dust by Julie Dash( visu )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 959 libraries worldwide
Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
The mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 886 libraries worldwide
"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life. But the Great Depression hit Gary hard, and there are no jobs for black men. When her beloved father leaves to find work, Deza, Mother, and her older brother Jimmie go in search of him, and end up in a Hooverville outside Flint, Michigan
The true meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 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 extraterrestrial named J. Lo as her copilots
The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 820 libraries worldwide
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted. Their first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city's placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels
The kitchen house by Kathleen Grissom( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 812 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 679 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 661 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 552 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
Just too good to be true by E. Lynn Harris( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 506 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?
Push : a novel by Sapphire( file )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 504 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
The house girl : a novel by Tara Conklin( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 493 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 456 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 )
6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 428 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
Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 427 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 )
7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 423 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
Calling me home : a novel by Julie Kibler( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 379 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
The other half of my heart by Sundee Tucker Frazier( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 356 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
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English (139)
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