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  • Bibliography:
    14 Books
  • First Book:
    August 1981
  • Latest Book:
    April 2022
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Book List in Order: 14 titles

  • A moving collection of stories from an award-winning author.

    Gustas is nearly killed in the hurricane, trying to save his banana tree; Nenna and her brother Man-Man patrol the coconut plantation in the dead of night, ready to catch interlopers...

  • In 1807, at the height of the slave trade, Ajeemah and his son, Atu, are snatched by slave traders from their home in Africa while en route to deliver a dowry to Atu's bride-to-be. Ajeemah and Atu are then taken to Jamaica and sold to neighboring pla...

  • A rhythmically told, brilliantly illustrated tale from the award-winning author of Ajeemah and His Son. When Anancy Spiderman calls a morning greeting to the Skygod, a corncob appears in his hand. Can Anancy turn the corncob into something even bette...

  • Classic Poems to Read Aloud by James Berry; illustrations by James Mayhew is an all-inclusive thematic anthology of over 150 poems brings together a marvelous array of writings, from Shakespeare and Tennyson to modern poets such as Robert Frost an...

  • Does innocence outweigh guilt when one violates the law if doing so benefits the greater moral good? This is put to the test when Jake, a young successful civil engineer, completes his project in a West African diamond-laden country and opens his lug...

  • This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them....

  • Hans, a young German doctor, finds his world turned upside down when his mother passes and he discovers he was adopted after his Jewish parents perished in the Romanian Holocaust. He is further astounded that his adoptive mother has vast hidden wealt...

  • It is dark. The sea is calm. Overhead stars are sparkling with the rhythm of soft, background music. Nature gives its best while a large darkened freighter waits in international waters for two hundred men, women and children being smuggled from the ...

  • Some people have dresses for every occasion but Afiya needs only one. Her dress records the memories of her childhood, from roses in bloom to pigeons in flight, from tigers at the zoo to October leaves falling.A joyful celebration of a young girl's c...

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    The night keeps resetting, and Bear can't seem to stop tragedy from unfolding. How far would you push yourself to save your friends?An impressive debut novella ★★★★ - GoodReads reviewerPacks a punch ★★★★...

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    From the author of Ajeemah and His Son, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction, comes a collection of six stories that transport readers to the richly textured world of Jamaica. The stories interweave the fantastic with the everyday, ...

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Award-Winning Books by James Berry

Ajeemah and His Son
1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award -- Fiction & Poetry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

James Berry has published 14 books.

James Berry does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, A Story About Aifya, was published in April 2022.

The first book by James Berry, Quas Starbrite, was published in August 1981.

No. James Berry does not write books in series.