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Turpin, Bahni

Works: 31 works in 88 publications in 1 language and 6,461 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Drama  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Animated films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: RC265.6.L24, [FIC]
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Publications about Bahni Turpin
Publications by Bahni Turpin
Most widely held works by Bahni Turpin
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,628 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
Daughters of the dust by Alva Rogers( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 984 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
Crossroads by Tamra Davis( visu )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 578 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
The other half of my heart by Sundee Tucker Frazier( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 378 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
Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes
A piece of cake a memoir by Cupcake Brown( file )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
An inspirational, frequently disturbing memoir of a troubled youth describes how the author fell victim to the ills of the child welfare system and her long and difficult struggle to rebuild her life
Sugar by Jewell Parker Rhodes( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 329 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
The housemaid's daughter by Barbara Mutch( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there --her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her--a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes, and Cathleen comes home from a trip to find that Ada has disappeared, scorned by her own community. Cathleen must make a choice: should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter? Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, yet divided land, The Housemaid's Daughter is a startling and thought-provoking novel that intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption
Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 258 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 254 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
The broken bike boy and the Queen of 33rd Street by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Queen, a spoiled and conceited African American girl who is disliked by most of her classmates, learns a lesson about friendship from an unlikely "knight in shining armor."
Pinned by Sharon Flake( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Award-winning author, Sharon G. Flake, presents a powerful novel about a teen boy and girl, each tackling disabilities. Autumn and Adonis have nothing in common and everything in common. Autumn is outgoing and has lots of friends. Adonis is shy and not so eager to connect with people. But even with their differences, the two have one thing in common--they're each dealing with a handicap
A journal for Jordan a memoir of love and loss by Dana Canedy( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
In 2005, First Seargeant Charles Monroe King began to write what would become a two-hundred-page journal for his son in case he did notmake it home from the war in Iraq. Charles King, forty-eight, was killed on October 14, 2006, when an improvised explosive device detonated under his Humvee on an isolated road near Baghdad. His son, Jordan, was seven months old
A dance like starlight : one ballerina's dream ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Little ballerinas dream of pirouettes and grand jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don't always come true; they take a lot of work. And sometimes hope is hard to come by. But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn't stop them from becoming a star
Bad feminist : essays by Roxane Gay( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
One of our most indispensable writers . . . on everything that matters
Fashion frenzy by Annie Bryant( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Katani goes to New York City to be in a fashion show
I had a favorite dress ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 libraries worldwide
As the year passes, the narrator's favorite dress goes through a series of creative changes, from dress to shirt to tank top to scarf and so on, until all that's left of it is a good memory
When Janey comes marching home [portraits of women combat veterans : stories from Iraq and Afghanistan] by Laura Browder( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Women are officially barred from combat in the American armed services, yet in today's wars, with no front lines, the ban on combat is virtually meaningless. More than in any previous conflict in our history, American women are engaging with the enemy, suffering injuries, and even sacrificing their lives in the line of duty. When Janey comes marching home juxtaposes forty-eight photographs by Sascha Pflaeging with oral histories collected by Laura Browder to provide a dramatic portrait of women at war. Women from all five branches of the military share their stories here--stories that are by turns moving, comic, thought-provoking, and profound. Seeing their faces in stunning color portraits and reading what they have to say about loss, comradeship, conflict, and hard choices will change how we think about women and war
Promises kept : raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life by Joe Brewster( file )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
An unprecedented guide to helping black boys achieve success at every stage of their lives--at home, at school, and in the world Black boys face a daunting array of challenges--and the surprising fact is that those challenges appear regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are. All black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap": a divide that shows up in our sons' test scores, but also in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, our sons score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point in their young lives, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson sought to answer when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed their son's experiences for their award-winning documentary American Promise, they also set out to discover the reasons for Idris's struggles, struggles he shared with black boys everywhere. Their investigation led them to meet an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it
Spectacle : the astonishing life of Ota Benga by Pamela Newkirk( file )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
In 1904, Ota Benga, a young Congolese 'pygmy' - a person of petite stature - arrived from central Africa and was featured in an anthropology exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. Two years later, the New York Zoological Gardens displayed him in its Monkey House, caging the slight 103-pound, 4-foot 11-inch tall man with an orangutan. Pamela Newkirk explores the circumstances of Ota Benga's captivity, the international controversy it inspired, and his efforts to adjust to American life
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