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Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Overview
Works: 62 works in 252 publications in 6 languages and 15,060 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  High interest-low vocabulary books  Detective and mystery fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3573.E8148, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Valerie Wilson Wesley
 
Most widely held works by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Afro-Bets Book of Black heroes from A to Z : an introduction to important Black achievers for young readers by Wade Hudson( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to African American men and women such as Frederick Douglass, Bessie Smith, Thurgood Marshall, Jesse Owens, and Zora Neale Hurston, who overcome great obstacles to make significant contributions
Easier to kill by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PI Tamara Hayle of New Jersey is hired to learn who is sending threatening notes to black talk-show hostess Mandy Magic. The novel looks at the process by which blacks rise from the ghetto
When death comes stealing by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afro-American private detective Tamara Hayle investigates the murders of her ex-husband's sons
Ain't nobody's business if I do by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family is strained to the limits when a husband walks out on his forty-year-old wife and two adult children to search for happiness and everyone must pick up the pieces
No hiding place by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The black PI, Tamara Hayle, is asked by an inner- city mother in Newark to investigate the murder of her lowlife son. The probe takes Tamara into the world of black society. A comparison of two black worlds, the rich and the poor
The devil riding by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darnella Desmond is disturbed to learn that her former roommate has been murdered by a serial killer who is stalking Atlantic City's runaway population, but when her mother hires Tamara Hayle to catch the murderer, she uncovers extremely perverse truths about the deceased's family
Playing my mother's blues by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty years after their mother abandons them, Dani and Rose, both in dysfunctional relationships that make them fear they are following in their mother's footsteps, must come to terms with the past when their mother re-enters their lives
Dying in the dark : a Tamara Hayle mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the brutal murder of her childhood friend, Celia Jones, private detective Tamara Hayle agrees to investigate the crime and uncover the killer at the request of Celia's teenage son, but the case becomes complicated by his death
Devil's gonna get him by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newark PI and single mother Tamara Hayle is hired by a black investment banker to tail his stepdaughter's new boyfriend, something Tamara is reluctant to do since he was her boyfriend once. But when the banker is murdered and an apparently innocent woman is accused of doing it, Tamara swings into high gear to probe Newark's black urban world for clues
Where evil sleeps by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and French and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newark PI Tamara Hayle, holidaying in Kingston, Jamaica, befriends a chatty girl, also from Newark. Against her better judgment she agrees to a night on the town in the company of two men and the result is a tourist's nightmare, theft and murder. By the author of Devil's Gonna Get Him
Always true to you in my fashion by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A relationship with the same man brings about self-discovery in three women, including There's Medora, who longs to cut him loose despite her feelings for him; widow Ana, who seeks a second chance at love ; and Taylor, who sees him as a means to her success
Of blood and sorrow by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is looking up for African-American private detective Tamara Hayle, until old acquaintance Lilah Love arrives to ask her to find her missing child, and Tamara's son, Jamal, witnesses a brutal murder and becomes the prime suspect
Of blood and sorrow by Valerie Wilson Wesley( )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is good for Tarmara. Her New Jersey-based private investigation business is thriving, she has a loving boyfriend, and her teenage son is doing well in school. But then Lilah Love saunters into Tamara's office. She claims her daughter has been stolen and wants Tamara to rescue the little girl. The case should be simple enough, but there are other parties interested in the child, and soon Tamara is immersed in a web of deciet and murder. Things get even more complicated after her son witnesses a brutal murder, putting him directly in harm's way
Freedom's gifts : a Juneteenth story by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a girl from New York visits her cousin in Texas, she learns the origin of Juneteenth, a holiday marking the day Texan slaves realized they were free. Set in 1943, this novel about African Americans celebrating a holiday commemorating the end of slavery points out that the battle for civil rights isn't over. Finding power in lessons from the past. Juneteenth -- the day Texan slaves found out they had been freed, two years after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation -- is June's favorite holiday. This year, though, her cousin Lillie will be there for the Juneteenth picnic. That could spoil everything. Lillie is used to celebrating the Fourth of July, "like everyone else", and has no interest in Southern traditions. But Aunt Marshall, the girls' great-great-aunt, knows the significance of Juneteenth -- she was about June's age on June 19th, 1865, when the celebration began in Texas -- and she just may be able to convince Lillie that Juneteenth is not a "dumb old slave holiday", but a part of her heritage, and the first of many of "freedom's gifts."
How to fish for trouble by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Willimena feels left out when her cousin Teddy comes to visit. When Teddy catches a big fish, Willimena decides to catch an even bigger one
How to lose your class pet by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When third-grader Willimena loses the class pet, her teacher helps her to understand that responsibility means doing one's best, and that animals can't always be controlled
Willimena and the cookie money by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seven-year-old Willimena spends all the money she earned selling Girl Scout cookies, her big sister Tina helps her come up with a plan to earn the money back
Where do I go from here? by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When African American Nia is suspended from the exclusive Endicott Academy for defending a friend against racism, she goes home only to realize her old friends are too far behind her. Nia and Marcus, two of the very few African American students at a snooty prep school, struggle to find out what they want to do with their lives
How to (almost) ruin your school play by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Third-grader Willimena is unhappy when she is rejected for the leading role in a school play and instead is given the role of a tree in the play
How to lose your cookie money by Valerie Wilson Wesley( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When good-hearted third-grader Willimena spends her Girl Scout cookie money on lunch for some friends in need, she tries to creatively earn back the money she spent; ultimately she must face the consequences of not being responsible with the money
 
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Afro-Bets Book of Black heroes from A to Z : an introduction to important Black achievers for young readers
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controlled identityWelles, Savanna

Valerie Wilson Wesley US-amerikanische Journalistin und Schriftstellerin

Wesley, Valerie W.

Wilson Wesley Valerie

Wilson Wesley, Valerie 1947-

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Easier to killWhen death comes stealingAin't nobody's business if I doNo hiding placeThe devil ridingPlaying my mother's bluesDying in the dark : a Tamara Hayle mysteryDevil's gonna get him