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Brooks, Avery

Overview
Works: 704 works in 1,038 publications in 5 languages and 17,110 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Suspense fiction  Biographical fiction  Controversial literature  Film adaptations  Science fiction television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Commentator, Performer, Composer, Other, Choreographer
Classifications: E185.97.H24, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Avery Brooks
Publications by Avery Brooks
Most widely held works about Avery Brooks
 
Most widely held works by Avery Brooks
Roots the saga of an American family by Alex Haley( Sound Recording )
28 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
"It begins with a birth in an African village in 1750, and ends two centuries later at a funeral in Arkansas. And in that time span, an unforgettable cast of men, women, and children come to life, many of them based on the people from Alex Haley's own family tree. When Alex was a boy growing up in Tennessee, his grandmother used to tell him stories about their family, stories that went way back to a man she called the African who was taken aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. As an adult, Alex spent twelve years searching for documentation that might authenticate what his grandmother had told him. In an astonishing feat of genealogical detective work, he discovered the name of the "African"--Kunta Kinte--as well as the exact location of the village in West Africa from where he was abducted in 1767. Roots is based on the facts of his ancestry, and the six generations of people."--Container
Sounder by William H Armstrong( Sound Recording )
23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The bittersweet tale of a man whose life is changed forever when he is caught stealing to feed his family. His dog, Sounder, is wounded in the incident and waits faithfully for his master to return
15 minutes by John Herzfeld( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 810 libraries worldwide
When two Eastern European criminals embark on a vicious, killing rampage, a veteran homicide detective and a young arson investigator seek them out
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe( visu )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
"Harriet Beecher Stowe's timeless classic of slavery and survival in the Old South comes alive in this moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit"--Container
On the shoulders of giants. an audio & musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
Stage and screen actor Avery Brooks recounts the birth of Harlem from the boll weevil to the Great Migration, and Kareem discusses how Harlem influenced his life. Featuring insights in their own voices by Marcus Garvey, Maya Angelou, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Crystal, Louis Gossett Jr. and more
Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave ( visu )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Solomon Northup kidnapped from Saratoga, New York, into slavery in the mid-nineteenth century spent 12 years experiencing the cruelty of enslavement on various plantations throughout the state of Louisiana
For love of liberty the story of America's black patriots ( visu )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Gain an unprecedented look at the experiences and accomplishments of African Americans in the military, and learn why such a group of heroic men and women would fight for the freedom of others that they themselves weren't able to enjoy
The two nations of black America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
Drain the ocean ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
"Three-quarters of Earth is an alien world, lying beneath the surface of the oceans. And although it encompasses over half of the world's species, we know more about the surface of Mars than the bottom of the ocean. It's only recently that science has penetrated this world, revealing extraordinary life forms and vast sweeping landscapes on a scale that defies imagination"--Container
The captains ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Since first soaring onto television screens in the mid 1960s, Star Trek has become one of the most beloved franchises of all time. The original Captain Kirk, William Shatner, travels around the globe to interview the elite group of actors who have portrayed the role of Enterprise Captain, giving fans an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the pop culture phenomenon
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 349 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Gordon Parks' "Visions" the images, words and music of Gordon Parks ( visu )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"Within the moments, the scattered fragments, the fleeting images which his cameras and notebooks have recorded, are pictures of a nation, strong and weak, black and white, rich and poor, and the words of a man, the son of a Kansas dirt farmer whose fascinating life journey sought and achieved a unique personal vision. He is Gordon Parks."
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 306 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 298 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
The big hit by Che-Kirk Wong( visu )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Hebrew and held by 283 libraries worldwide
The criminal anarchy is hilarious when a foursome of full-time hit men looking to score extra cash kidnap the boss' goddaughter. And when beleaguered wise guy Mel is set up to take the fall, underworld antics and domestic absurdities collide for a working weekend no one will soon forget
Star trek, Deep Space Nine ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Orbiting the liberated planet of Bajor, a Federation space station guards the opening of a stable wormhole to the far side of the Galaxy
Echoes from the White House a celebration of the bicentennial of America's mansion ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the 200th anniversary of America's mansion - the White House, with a look at the stories, both public and private, that have unfolded within its walls. Reincarnates two centuries of power-plays, tragedies, crises, celebrations and victories through the words of those involved
Africa's elephant kingdom ( visu )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Avery Brooks narrates this film which explores an elephant clan's search for food and water as seen through the eyes of one old bull
 
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Alternative Names
Brooks, Avery Franklin 1949-
Languages
English (165)
Spanish (5)
French (2)
German (1)
Hebrew (1)
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