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Pitts, Lisa Renee

Overview
Works: 36 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 3,106 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Children's audiobooks  Pictorial works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PZ7.H1828, FIC
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Publications about Lisa Renee Pitts
Publications by Lisa Renee Pitts
Most widely held works by Lisa Renee Pitts
Better than I know myself by Virginia DeBerry( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
When Carmen, Jewell, and Regina cross paths in the 1980s as Columbia freshmen, they planned to keep on walking. Jewell, who is a Hollywood child star looking for her role in life; Regina, who's ready to ditch her privileged upbringing; and Carmen, who fought her way out of the inner city, have little in common. But each has what the other needs, and through the year of betrayal, illness, and secrets, they unite in a circle of sisterhood that is strained but never broken--not even by death
Time pieces [the book of times] by Virginia Hamilton( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
"Eleven-year-old Valena, her family, and dog live in rural Ohio, where she and her cousin Melinda share experiences that include seeing the aurora borealis, surviving a tornado, and going to an amazing circus. Yet Valena lives in both the present and the past as she struggles with racism in her daily life and listens to and learns from her mother's tales of her family's proud history. Moving backward and forward in time, these pieces of Valena's life blend to form an extraordinary portrait of the ties that bind her family together over generations. Drawing from her own family history, Virginia Hamilton has deftly woven together moments in time, creating a seamless and poignant masterpiece"--Description from publisher's web site
Bluish [a novel] by Virginia Hamilton( file )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Dreenie feels both intrigued and frightened when she thinks about the girl nicknamed Bluish, whose leukemia is making her pale and causing her to use a wheelchair
Left to tell [discovering God amidst the Rwandan holocaust] by Immaculée Ilibagiza( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
"In the spring of 1994, more than one million people were murdered in the Rwandan genocide. This is the story of how Immaculee survived certain death, along with seven other women, by hiding in a very small bathroom for more than 3 months. Day after day, for months, the killers would search nearby -- gleefully chanting "kill them big, kill them small, kill them, kill them, kill them all!" With uncommon sincerity, Immaculee shares with us her soul's struggle through disbelief to anger and rage and, ultimately, forgiveness. She is living proof of the power of prayer and positive thinking. "This is my story, told as I remember it--and I remember it as though it happened yesterday. It's a true story; I use my own name and the names of my family. This is the story of how I discovered God during one of history's bloodiest holocausts. I wrote this book hoping that others may benefit from my story"--Immaculee Ilibagiza"-- from publisher's web site
Pushkin and the Queen of Spades by A Randall( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
As an African American professor of Russian literature becomes troubled by her son's romantic interest in an exotic dancer from Russia, she embarks on a journey into her own complex past
Warriors don't cry a searing memoir of the battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High by Melba Beals( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The author describes the threats and emotional abuse she endured from white students and adults along with her fears of endangering her family as she commited to being one of the first African American students to integrate Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957
Balm : a novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
The Civil War has ended, and Madge, Sadie, and Hemp have each come to Chicago in search of a new life. Born with magical hands, Madge has the power to discern others' suffering, but she cannot heal her own damaged heart. To mend herself and help those in need, she must return to Tennessee and face the women healers who rejected her as a child. Sadie can commune with the dead, but until she makes peace with her father, she cannot fully engage her gift. Searching for his missing family, Hemp arrives in a northern city that shimmers with possibility. But redemption cannot be possible until he is reunited with those taken from him. In the bitter aftermath of a terrible, bloody war, as a divided nation tries to come together once again, Madge, Sadie, and Hemp will be caught up in a desperate, unexpected battle for survival in a community desperate to lay the pain of the past to rest
Good self, bad self transforming your worst qualities into your biggest assets by Judy Smith( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
One of America's best-known crisis managers reveals the secrets to overcoming a personal crisis, empowering listeners to become stronger people and fully recover from a damaging experience, whether a relationship crisis or business disaster
Nappily ever after a novel by Trisha R Thomas( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Bored and restless with her life, thirty-four-year-old African American Venus Johnson discovers new strength and power when she decides to quit coaxing her hair straight and proudly adopts a natural hairstyle
Life in motion an unlikely ballerina : my story of adversity and grace by Misty Copeland( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Misty Copeland, an African-American soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, shares her harrowing life story from her humble beginnings to dancing with one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world
ADD-friendly ways to organize your life by Judith Kolberg( file )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
From authors Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau comes an essential guide to organization written with the unique needs of ADD sufferers in mind
Coming of age in Mississippi the classic autobiography of a young black girl in the rural South by Anne Moody( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Amy Moody shares her experiences growing up in the rural South in the 1940s and 50s, and explains how she became involved in the civil rights movement. A deeply personal story but also a portrait of a turning point in our nation's destiny, this autobiography lets us see history in the making, through the eyes of one of the foot soldiers in the civil rights movement
Sister citizen shame, stereotypes, and black women in America by Melissa V Harris-Perry( file )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger--these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest, such representations force African American women to navigate a virtual crooked room that shames them and shapes their experiences as citizens. Many respond by assuming a mantle of strength that may convince others, and even themselves, that they do not need help. But as a result, the unique political issues of black women are often ignored and marginalized
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is an unflinchingly honest account of the experiences of a female slave in nineteenth-century North Carolina
The country of Ice Cream Star : a novel by Sandra Newman( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
In the ruins of a future America, fifteen-year-old Ice Cream Star and her nomadic tribe live off the detritus of a crumbled civilization. Theirs is a world of children; before reaching the age of twenty, they all die of a strange disease they call Posies--a plague that has killed for generations. There is no medicine, no treatment; only the mysterious rumor of a cure. When her brother begins showing signs of the disease, Ice Cream Star sets off on a bold journey to find this cure. Led by a stranger, a captured prisoner named Pasha who becomes her devoted protector and friend, Ice Cream Star plunges into the unknown, risking her freedom and ultimately her life. Traveling hundreds of miles across treacherous, unfamiliar territory, she will experience love, heartbreak, cruelty, terror, and betrayal, fighting to protect the only world she has ever known
Sugar in the blood a family's story of slavery and empire by Andrea Stuart( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A stunning history of the interdependence of sugar, slavery, and colonial settlement in the New World, from the seventeenth century to the present
Children of the self-absorbed a grown-up's guide to getting over narcissistic parents by Nina W Brown( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
A second edition of a self-help classic, Children of the Self-Absorbed offers the adult children of narcissistic parents the means to understand and cope with the behaviors and attitudes of their mothers and/or fathers while still meeting their own needs
Zero to breakthrough [the 7-step, battle-tested method for accomplishing goals that matter] by Vernice Armour( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The first female African American combat pilot, a former captain in the Marine Corps and a successful motivational speaker shares her phenomenal strategies for rocketing to the top in business and in life
Who is Carrie? by James Lincoln Collier( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A young black girl living in New York City in the late eighteenth century observes the historic events taking place around her and at the same time solves the mystery of her own identity
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 36 libraries worldwide
Forty-eight women who have served in combat zones in the Iraq and the Afghanistan wars discuss their experiences with loss, injuries, difficult choices, and sacrifice, in a text that includes photographic portraits of each woman
 
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