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Pitts, Lisa Renee

Works: 30 works in 117 publications in 1 language and 2,874 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Psychological fiction  Personal narratives  Domestic fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Pictorial works  Historical fiction 
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 )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 438 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 328 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 302 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 243 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 Alice Randall( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 233 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 174 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
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 122 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 111 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
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
Balm : a novel by Dolen Perkins-Valdez( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 88 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 others₂ suffering. Sadie can commune with the dead. Searching for his missing family, Hemp arrives in this northern city that shimmers with possibility. But redemption cannot be possible until he is reunited with those taken from him. Madge, Sadie, and Hemp will be caught up in a desperate, unexpected battle for survival
Life in motion an unlikely ballerina : my story of adversity and grace by Misty Copeland( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 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
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 85 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.In this groundbreaking book, Melissa V. Harris-Perry uses multiple methods of inquiry, including literary analysis, political theory, focus groups, surveys, and experimental research, to understand more deeply black women's political and emotional responses to pervasive negative race and gender images. Not a traditional political science work concerned with office-seeking, voting, or ideology, Sister Citizen is an examination of how African American women understand themselves as citizens and what they expect from political organizing. Harris-Perry shows that the shared struggle to preserve an authentic self and secure recognition as citizens links together black women in America, from the anonymous survivors of Hurricane Katrina to the current First Lady of the United States
Incidents in the life of a slave girl by Harriet A Jacobs( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 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
Coming of age in Mississippi the classic autobiography of a young black girl in the rural South by Anne Moody( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 78 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
Sugar in the blood a family's story of slavery and empire by Andrea Stuart( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 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 59 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 46 libraries worldwide
Before she was thirty years old, Vernice "FlyGirl" Armour had become a decorated naval aviator, Camp Pendleton's 2001 Female Athlete of the Year and Strongest Warrior winner, the first female African-American on Nashville's motorcycle police squad, and a member of the San Diego Sunfire professional women's football team. She's a force to be reckoned with, and she believes that women and men from all walks of life have the potential to achieve the highest levels of success with the right flight plan. In Zero to Breakthrough, Vernice turns aspiration into action by revealing how to create the path that will get you out of your rut and onto the runway-cleared for take off.Armour firmly believes that there is no such thing as a dream out of reach. Integrating the foundational concepts of a breakthrough mentality like preparation, strategy, courage, legacy, and the importance of high spirits and enthusiasm, Zero to Breakthrough helps listeners build a sustainable inner force and conviction that result in accomplishing significant goals and becoming an extraordinary member of any business or community. Packed with hard-hitting advice and amazing anecdotes from her adventures on the battlefield and in business, you'll learn strategies like how to:-Stop procrastinating and prepare to lay the groundwork for success-Execute situations with self-discipline to achieve mastery-Acknowledge and move past obstacles and challenges-Feel fear and use it to keep charging, and much moreWhether you want to jump up the corporate ladder, start your own business, or develop a passion into a livelihood, Zero to Breakthrough will get you there. For anyone seeking a fulfilling life, Armour has the ultimate launch pad
Who is Carrie? by James Lincoln Collier( file )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 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 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
Led by faith [rising from the ashes of the Rwandan genocide] by Immaculée Ilibagiza( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
In the follow-up to her memoir Left to Tell, Rwandan author and motivational speaker Immaculee Ilibagiza discusses the three-month genocide in 1994 Rwanda, when nearly one million people, including her entire family, were executed
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