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Wesley, Valerie Wilson

Overview
Works: 77 works in 243 publications in 2 languages and 15,894 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  High interest-low vocabulary books  Detective and mystery stories  Young adult works 
Classifications: PS3573.E8148, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Valerie Wilson Wesley
Ain't nobody's business if I do by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 967 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
Easier to kill by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 959 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 )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Afro-American private detective Tamara Hayle investigates the murders of her ex-husband's sons
The devil riding by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 936 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
Dying in the dark : a Tamara Hayle mystery by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 919 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
Afro-Bets Book of Black heroes from A to Z : an introduction to important Black achievers for young readers by Wade Hudson ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 911 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
No hiding place by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 895 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
Playing my mother's blues by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 887 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
Devil's gonna get him by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 873 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 )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 856 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 )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 846 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 763 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 677 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 519 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 lose your class pet by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 462 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
How to fish for trouble by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 459 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
Where do I go from here? by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 435 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
Willimena and the cookie money by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 434 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
How to (almost) ruin your school play by Valerie Wilson Wesley ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 348 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 318 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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Alternative Names

controlled identity Welles, Savanna

Wesley, Valerie W.
Wilson Wesley, Valerie.
Wilson Wesley, Valerie, 1947-
Languages
English (133)
German (4)
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