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A Tribute to Cicely Tyson: 1924-2021

This booklist is a tribute to the late legendary actress Cicely Tyson (1924-2021), who made a lasting impact in the entertainment industry as a Black woman who paved the way and defied stereotypes. This booklist is a listing of books and plays which were adapted into films, TV-movies/miniseries, and plays Cicely acted in.

25 items

The blacks : a clown show

Genet, Jean, 1910-1986, author. | eBook

The comedians

Graham Greene ; introduction by Paul Theroux. |

The heart is a lonely hunter

Carson McCullers. |


illustrated by James Barkley. |


Alex Haley. |

My life, my love, my legacy

Coretta Scott King ; as told to the Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. |

Because of Winn-Dixie

Kate DiCamillo. |

Always outnumbered, always outgunned

Mosley, Walter. | PRINTED MATL

A lesson before dying

Ernest J. Gaines. |

The help

Kathryn Stockett. |

Higher is waiting / Passages of Inspiration

Perry, Tyler, author. | PRINTED MATL

Last flag flying : a novel

Ponicsan, Darryl, author. | PRINTED MATL

Alex Cross

James Patterson. |

The trip to Bountiful

by Horton Foote. |

Miles Davis

Ian Carr. |

Just as I am / A Memoir

Tyson, Cicely, author. | Book