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Patricia C. McKissack was born in Smyrna, Tennessee on August 9, 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Tennessee State University in 1964 and a master's degree in early childhood literature and media programming from Webster University in 1975. After college, she worked as a junior vis mere high school English teacher and a children's book editor at Concordia Publishing. Since the 1980's, she and her husband Frederick L. McKissack have written over 100 books together. Most of their titles are biographies with a strong focus on African-American themes for young readers. Their early 1990s biography series, Great African Americans included volumes on Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, and Paul Robeson. Their other works included Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers and Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. Over their 30 years of writing together, the couple won many awards including the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal, a Newbery Honor, nine Coretta Scott King Author and Honor awards, the Jane Addams Peace Award, and the NAACP Image Award for Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?. In 1998, they received the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also writes fiction on her own. Her book included Flossie and the Fox, Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt, A Friendship for Today, and Let's Clap, Jump, Sing and Shout; Dance, Spin and Turn It Out! She won the Newberry Honor Book Award and the King Author Award for The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural in 1993 and the Caldecott Medal for Mirandy and Brother Wind. She dead of cardio-respiratory arrest on April 7, 2017 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Pat McKissack

Flossie and the Fox (1986) 1,724 eksemplarer
Goin' Someplace Special (2001) 1,228 eksemplarer
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (1992) 1,076 eksemplarer
Mirandy and Brother Wind (1988) 892 eksemplarer
A Friendship for Today (2007) 670 eksemplarer
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time) (2005) 621 eksemplarer
Run Away Home (1997) 551 eksemplarer
Tippy Lemmey (2003) 539 eksemplarer
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth (2000) 423 eksemplarer
A Million Fish...More or Less (1992) — Forfatter; Forfatter — 422 eksemplarer
The Clone Codes (2010) 388 eksemplarer
Monkey-Monkey's Trick (1988) 386 eksemplarer
Bugs! (Rookie Readers) (2000) 335 eksemplarer
Messy Bessey (1987) 287 eksemplarer
Away West (Scraps of Time) (2006) 205 eksemplarer
Ma Dear's Aprons (1997) 200 eksemplarer
Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship (2005) 198 eksemplarer
The World in 1492 (1992) 196 eksemplarer
What Is Given from the Heart (2019) — Forfatter — 175 eksemplarer
Messy Bessey's Garden (1991) 157 eksemplarer
Porch Lies (2006) 143 eksemplarer
Precious and the Boo Hag (2005) 142 eksemplarer
Nettie Jo's Friends (1989) 129 eksemplarer
The Home-Run King (Scraps of Time) (2008) 128 eksemplarer
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (2002) 115 eksemplarer
Jesse Jackson: A Biography (1989) 112 eksemplarer
Messy Bessey's Closet (1989) 103 eksemplarer
Miami Makes the Play (2001) 100 eksemplarer
All Paths Lead to Bethlehem (1665) 93 eksemplarer
A Song for Harlem (Scraps of Time) (2007) 79 eksemplarer
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love (2012) — Forfatter — 70 eksemplarer
The Story of Booker T. Washington (1991) 65 eksemplarer
The Maya (New True Books) (1985) 64 eksemplarer
The Aztec (New True Books) (1985) 63 eksemplarer
Who Is Coming? (Rookie Readers) (1986) 62 eksemplarer
The Inca (New True Books) (1985) 61 eksemplarer
The Apache (New True Book) (1984) 53 eksemplarer
Cyborg (2011) 47 eksemplarer
So Who's Dr. Rabbit? (1994) 42 eksemplarer
The Story of Mary McLeod Bethune (1992) 36 eksemplarer
Who Is Who? (1983) 33 eksemplarer
God Made Something Wonderful (1989) 33 eksemplarer
God Makes All Things New (1993) 32 eksemplarer
Loved Best (Ready-for-Chapters) (2005) 31 eksemplarer
Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story (2013) 30 eksemplarer
The Children's ABC Christmas (1988) 29 eksemplarer
Anansi Gives Wisdom To The World (2005) 28 eksemplarer
My Bible ABC Book (1987) 28 eksemplarer
Where Crocodiles Have Wings (2005) 27 eksemplarer
Who Will Bell the Cat? (2018) 27 eksemplarer
The Visitor (2012) 25 eksemplarer
Can You Imagine? (1997) 23 eksemplarer
Cinderella (Start-Off Stories) (1985) 18 eksemplarer
W. E. B. Du Bois (1990) 11 eksemplarer
All Our Fruits & Vegetables (1995) 10 eksemplarer
Tennessee Trailblazers (1993) 6 eksemplarer
The Big Bug Book of Counting (1987) 5 eksemplarer
Ask the Kids (1981) 4 eksemplarer
Stationery Pack (Dear America) (1998) 3 eksemplarer
A Troll in a Hole (Reading Well) (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Tall Phil and small Bill (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Scraps of Time 1960 1 eksemplar
A real winner (1987) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Bidragyder — 354 eksemplarer
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Bidragyder — 275 eksemplarer
Gys! (2002) — Bidragyder — 236 eksemplarer
It's Fine To Be Nine (2000) — Bidragyder — 123 eksemplarer
Lu and the Swamp Ghost (2004) — Forfatter — 113 eksemplarer
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Bidragyder — 90 eksemplarer
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Bidragyder — 62 eksemplarer

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In 1859 twelve-year-old Clotee, a house slave who must conceal the fact that she can read and write, records in her diary her experiences and her struggle to decide whether to escape to freedom.
PlumfieldCH | 22 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2024 |
**Found in the 20th Century Children's Book Treasury**

I cannot believe I had never read this story before. I love it! It made me smile so big the entire time I was reading...more or less.
mrsandersonreads23 | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 14, 2024 |
This is a book of poems all connected to a larger narrative. Focuses on a father’s lament of his boy being taken by the slave trade. Very emotionally mature themes with folklore woven throughout. I would use as a read aloud with 5th graders as a preface to reading a chapter book that talks directly about the slave trade. Requires teacher guidance.
zrobinson | 15 andre anmeldelser | Mar 18, 2024 |



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