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James, Peter Francis

Overview
Works: 22 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 5,351 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Drama  Young adult works  Biography  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Historical fiction  Soccer stories 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, 823
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Publications about Peter Francis James
Publications by Peter Francis James
Most widely held works by Peter Francis James
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Okonkwo is a great warrior and one of the powerful men in his village. When white missionaries and government bureaucrats threaten their tribal customs, he takes violent action
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing [traitor to the nation] by M. T Anderson( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Octavian Nothing is raised by a group of rational philosophers known only by numbers. He and his mother are the only people in their household assigned names. Young Octavian begins to question the purpose behind his guardians' fanatical studies, only after he dares to open a forbidden door does he learn the hideous nature of their experiments
Simple justice ( visu )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
Docudrama recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Monster by Walter Dean Myers( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 521 libraries worldwide
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
The astonishing life of Octavian Nothing, traitor to the nation by M. T Anderson( file )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War
The contender by Robert Lipsyte( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try
Conversations with myself by Nelson Mandela( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 391 libraries worldwide
Rising from political prisoner to the presidency of post-apartheid South Africa, Nelson Mandela is often a subject of inspiration. Here, with decades of preparation, Mandela offers insight on his long imprisonment, his years as president, and beyond. Part biography, part philosophy, Conversations with myself gives listeners an opportunity to delve into the mind and soul of one of history's most endearing leaders
Stories all-new tales ( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
A groundbreaking anthology that includes outstanding tales by Joe Hill, Lawrence Block, Carolyn Parkhurst, Joanne Harris, Richard Adams, Jeffery Deaver, and Neil Gaiman
Thrill by Jackie Collins( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
"Lara Ivory is a dazzlingly beautiful actress with relationship problems. Every man lusts after her, but few can bear living in the shadow of her limelight. Moreover, she is haunted by as secret past that makes her fear intimacy and leaves her vulnerable to the manipulations of her so-called friends. Then along comes Joey Lorenzo, a stunningly handsome actor who has secrets of his own." -- Container
Junebug by Alice Mead( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
An inquisitive young boy who lives with his mother and younger sister in a rough housing project in New Haven, Connecticut, approaches his tenth birthday with a mixture of anticipation and worry
The moves make the man by Bruce Brooks( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
A black boy and an emotionally troubled white boy in North Carolina form a precarious friendship
The planet of Junior Brown by Virginia Hamilton( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Already a leader in New York's underground world of homeless children, Buddy Clark takes on the responsibility of protecting the overweight, emotionally disturbed friend with whom he has been playing hooky from eighth grade all semester
Darnell Rock reporting by Walter Dean Myers( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Darnell's twin sister and the other members of the Corner Crew have doubts about his work on the school newspaper, but the article he writes about a homeless man changes his attitude about school
Kick by Walter Dean Myers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Told in their separate voices, thirteen-year-old soccer star Kevin and police sergeant Brown, who knew his father, try to keep Kevin out of juvenile hall after he is arrested on very serious charges
Cast of shadows by Kevin Guilfoile( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A grieving father accidentally obtains the DNA of his daughter's murderer and clones him in order to find her killer
The Pox party by M. T Anderson( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in Undetermined and held by 48 libraries worldwide
First published in 1958, this novel tells the story of Okonkwo, the leader of an Igbo (Ibo) community who is banished for accidentally killing a clansman. The novel covers the seven years of his exile to his return, providing an inside view of the intrusion of white missionaries and colonial government into tribal Igbo society in the 1890s
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling against segregated schools. At Howard University, Professor Charles Hamilton Houston trains a cadre of African-American lawyers to fight the legal basis for segregation, the 1896 ruling in Plessy v. Ferguson. One of his students, Thurgood Marshall, after a series of court cases, finally succeeds in overturning Plessy v. Ferguson. This is the Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which stated that public schools can no longer be segregated
Monster by Walter Dean Myers( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken
The American experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
" ... recounts the remarkable legal strategy and social struggle that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. The Court's decision not only struck down segregated schools on the basis of race, but announced finally that America had begun to face the consequences of its most dehumanizing social practice."--1993 Peabody Award entry form excerpt. This program dramatizes the two-decade long struggle by African-American lawyers Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall to end the legal segregation of public schools in America
 
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