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  • Ruby Dee

    Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee: legendary stars of the American stage, television, and film, a beloved and revered couple cherished not just for their acting artistry but also for their lifelong commitment to civil rights, family values, and the black community. Now they look back on a half- century of their personal and political struggles to maintain a healthy marriage and to create the record of distinguished accomplishment that earned each a Presidential Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. With Ossie and Ruby overflows with consummate storytelling skill developed by decades in the spotlight. From their early years as struggling actors in Harlem's black theater to Broadway and...read more

  • Zora Neale Hurston

    African-American folklore was Zora Neale Hurston's first love. Collected in the late 1920's Every Tongue Got to Confess, from the celebrated author of Their Eyes Were Watching God, is published here for the first time, beautifully performed by Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. Hilarious, bittersweet, and often saucy, these folk-tales provide a verdant slice of African-American life in the rural South at the turn of the twentieth century. They capture the heart and soul of the vital, independent, and creative community that so inspired Zora Neale Hurston. In Every Tongue Got to Confess, Hurston records, with uncanny precision, the voices of ordinary people -and no two actors better capture...read more

  • Toni Morrison

    A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK!    Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison powerfully examines our obsession with beauty and conformity—and asks questions about race, class, and gender with her characteristic subtly and grace.    In Morrison’s best-selling first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its...read more

  • Zora Neale Hurston

    'Simply the most exciting book on black folklore and culture I have ever read.' --Roger D. AbrahamsMules and Men is the first great collection of black America's folk world. In the 1930's, Zora Neale Hurston returned to her 'native village' of Eatonville, Florida to record the oral histories, sermons and songs, dating back to the time of slavery, which she remembered hearing as a child. In her quest, she found herself and her history throughout these highly metaphorical folk-tales, 'big old lies,' and the lyrical language of song. With this collection, Zora Neale Hurston has come to reveal'and preserve'a beautiful and important part of American culture. Zora Neale Hurston (1901-1960) was...read more

  • Zora Neale Hurston

    “A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print for almost thirty years—due largely to initial audiences’ rejection of its strong black female protagonist—Hurston’s classic has since its 1978 reissue become perhaps the most widely read and highly acclaimed novel in the canon of...read more

  • Carson McCullers

    Gangly, outspoken 12-year-old Frankie Addams yearns to belong to the "we of me," and in a Southern kitchen, pours her heart out to the family cook, Berenice. One of the most beautiful plays ever written about loneliness and love. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: June Angela as Janice and Helen John Cothran Jr. as T.T. Williams Ruby Dee as Bernice Sadie Brown Daniel Henson as John Henry West Victor Mack as Honey Camden Brown Jena Malone as Frankie Addams Lawrence Pressman as Mr. Addams Jacquelyn Riggs as Mrs. West and Doris Tegan West as Jarvis and Barney MacKean Directed by Judyann Elder. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center,...read more

  • Zondervan

    The most ambitious, critically acclaimed presentation of the Bible ever produced Inspired By... The Bible Experience features a star-studded cast of 400 performers, including 23 Grammy winners, 8 Emmy winners, 5 Golden Globe winners, and 3 Oscar winners. The cast features 2007 Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker as the voice of Moses, along with Angela Bassett (Esther), Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Jonah), Denzel and Pauletta Washington (Song of Songs), LL Cool J (Samson), Eartha Kitt (Serpent), Bishop T. D. Jakes (Abraham), Blair Underwood (Jesus), and Bishop Eddie L. Long (Joel), among others. The Bible Experience uses Zondervan’s most accessible and up-to-date...read more

  • William Tenn

    The best Science Fiction stories to come from such authors as Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson. Originally a spinoff from the NBC radio show DIMENSION X, X MINUS ONE continued the tradition of outstanding writing, acting, and direction for three seasons from 1955 to 1958 on NBC radio. X MINUS ONE, VOLUME ONE contains all 42 half-hour episodes from the original radio broadcasts of the 1956 season, digitally remastered and commercial...read more