Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee

Books

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Books by Ossie & Ruby

Life Lit By Some Large Vision: Selected Speeches and Writings
by Ossie Davis, edited by Ruby Dee (Atria Books, 2006)
(Also available in eBook and Ruby reads selections)
With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together (William Morrow, 1998)

Books by Ossie Davis

The People of Clarendon County (Third World Press, 2007)
Purlie Victorious: A Commemorative (Emmalyn Enterprises, 1993)
Just Like Martin (Simon & Schuster, 1992)
Langston: A Play (Delacorte Press, 1982)
Escape To Freedom: A Play About Young Frederick Douglass (Viking Press, 1978)
• Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, 1979
• American Library Association Coretta Scott King Award, 1979

Books by Ruby Dee

My One Good Nerve (J. Wiley & Sons, 1998)
Tower To Heaven (Henry Holt & Co. 1991)
Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale (Henry Holt & Co. 1988)
• Literary Guild Award, 1989
Glowchild and Other Poems, ed. (The Third Press, 1972)

Audio Books

Books by Ossie & Ruby

With Ossie & Ruby: In This Life Together (Hachette, 2006)
• 2007 Grammy Award, Best Spoken Word Album
( also available in Audio Download)
We Shall Overcome: The History of the Civil Rights Movement As It Happened,
by Herb Boyd (Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2004)
Every Tongue Got to Confess, by Zora Neale Hurston (Caedmon, 2001)
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry (Caedmon, 1991)
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears (Caedmon, 1984)
Tshindao and Other African Folk Tales, by Verna Aardema (Caedmon, 1976)
To Make a Poet Black: The Best Poems of Countee Cullen (Caedmon, 1972)
Tough Poems for Tough People (read with Henry Brown) (Caedmon, 1972)

Narrated by Ossie Davis

I Never Had It Made , by Jackie Robinson (Brilliance Audio, 2008)
47, by Walter Mosley (Listening Library, 2005)
The Soul of a Butterfly, by Muhammad Ali (Simon & Schuster Audio, 2004)
Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington (Caedmon, 1976)
How the Snake Got Its Rattles, by Julius Lester (Spoken Arts, 1972)
Autobiography of Frederick Douglass: Volume 1 & Volume 2 (Folkways Records, 1966)

Narrated by Ruby Dee

Rush Home Road, by Lori Lansens (Hachette Audio, 2002)
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston (Caedmon, 2000)
• 2001 Audio Publisher’s Association Audie Award, Female Solo Narration
The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison (Random House Audio, 1994)
Black Pearls, by Eric Copage (Harper Audio, 1993)
Mules and Men, by Zora Neale Hurston (Harper Audio, 1992)
The Lost Zoo, by Countee Cullen (Caedmon, 1978)

A collection of poetry on nature, passion, politics, hope, peace, freedom, and other topics, gathered primarily with the inner-city youth in mind.

“Think Obama writes great speeches? Check out these dramatic sermons by eminent African-American abolitionist Frederick Douglass as interpreted by late, great actor Ossie Davis. Davis provides emotional depth to orations that focus on slavery, freedom of speech and the rights of women.”
— Montreal Mirror