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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Pat McKissack

Flossie and the Fox (1986) 1,743 exemplares, 28 críticas
Goin' Someplace Special (2001) 1,239 exemplares, 78 críticas
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (1992) 1,083 exemplares, 12 críticas
Mirandy and Brother Wind (1988) 897 exemplares, 33 críticas
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (1992) 868 exemplares, 19 críticas
A Friendship for Today (2007) 675 exemplares, 12 críticas
Abby Takes a Stand (Scraps of Time) (2005) 623 exemplares, 14 críticas
Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues (1994) 555 exemplares, 3 críticas
Run Away Home (1997) 554 exemplares, 3 críticas
Tippy Lemmey (2003) 544 exemplares, 4 críticas
A Million Fish...More or Less (1992) — Autor; Autor — 427 exemplares, 8 críticas
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth (2000) 427 exemplares, 15 críticas
The Clone Codes (2010) 390 exemplares, 21 críticas
Monkey-Monkey's Trick (1988) 388 exemplares, 1 crítica
Bugs! (Rookie Readers) (2000) 338 exemplares, 1 crítica
Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters (1994) 294 exemplares, 11 críticas
Messy Bessey (1987) 289 exemplares
Miami Gets It Straight (A Stepping Stone Book(TM)) (1999) 248 exemplares, 1 crítica
Away West (Scraps of Time) (2006) 207 exemplares, 3 críticas
Ma Dear's Aprons (1997) 203 exemplares, 7 críticas
Amistad: The Story of a Slave Ship (2005) 198 exemplares, 1 crítica
The World in 1492 (1992) 198 exemplares, 1 crítica
Never Forgotten (Junior Library Guild Selection) (2011) 187 exemplares, 16 críticas
What Is Given from the Heart (2019) — Autor — 176 exemplares, 19 críticas
The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll (2007) 168 exemplares, 12 críticas
Messy Bessey's Garden (1991) 162 exemplares, 1 crítica
Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt (2008) 157 exemplares, 15 críticas
Precious and the Boo Hag (2005) 147 exemplares, 16 críticas
Porch Lies (2006) 143 exemplares, 5 críticas
Nettie Jo's Friends (1989) 129 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Home-Run King (Scraps of Time) (2008) 127 exemplares, 1 crítica
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (2002) 114 exemplares
Jesse Jackson: A Biography (1989) 113 exemplares
Messy Bessey's Closet (1989) 105 exemplares, 2 críticas
Miami Makes the Play (2001) 98 exemplares
All Paths Lead to Bethlehem (1665) 93 exemplares, 1 crítica
A Song for Harlem (Scraps of Time) (2007) 79 exemplares, 4 críticas
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love (2012) — Autor — 70 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Story of Booker T. Washington (1991) 65 exemplares
The Aztec (New True Books) (1985) 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Maya (New True Books) (1985) 63 exemplares
Who Is Coming? (Rookie Readers) (1986) 62 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Inca (New True Books) (1985) 60 exemplares
The Apache (New True Book) (1984) 53 exemplares
Messy Bessey's Holidays (Rookie Readers: Level B) (1999) 53 exemplares, 2 críticas
Itching and Twitching: A Nigerian Folktale (2003) 52 exemplares, 2 críticas
Cyborg (2011) 47 exemplares, 1 crítica
So Who's Dr. Rabbit? (1994) 42 exemplares
The Story of Mary McLeod Bethune (1992) 36 exemplares
Who Is Who? (1983) 33 exemplares
God Made Something Wonderful (1989) 33 exemplares
God Makes All Things New (1993) 32 exemplares
Loved Best (Ready-for-Chapters) (2005) 31 exemplares
Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story (2013) 30 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Children's ABC Christmas (1988) 29 exemplares
Anansi Gives Wisdom To The World (2005) 28 exemplares
My Bible ABC Book (1987) 28 exemplares
Who Will Bell the Cat? (2018) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
Where Crocodiles Have Wings (2005) 27 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Visitor (2012) 25 exemplares
Can You Imagine? (1997) 23 exemplares, 4 críticas
Cinderella (Start-Off Stories) (1985) 18 exemplares
The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Start Off Stories) (1987) 16 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Ugly Little Duck (Start Off Stories) (1986) 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
W. E. B. Du Bois (1990) 11 exemplares
All Our Fruits & Vegetables (1995) 10 exemplares
Tennessee Trailblazers (1993) 7 exemplares
The Big Bug Book of Counting (1987) 5 exemplares
Ask the Kids (1981) 4 exemplares
Stationery Pack (Dear America) (1998) 3 exemplares
Tall Phil and small Bill (1987) 2 exemplares
A real winner (1987) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

We Are Witnesses: Five Diaries of Teenagers Who Died in the Holocaust (1995) — Prefácio — 698 exemplares, 3 críticas
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contribuidor — 358 exemplares, 8 críticas
It's Great To Be Eight (1997) — Contribuidor — 274 exemplares, 1 crítica
Beware! (2002) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares, 6 críticas
It's Fine To Be Nine (2000) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
Lu and the Swamp Ghost (2004) — Autor — 114 exemplares, 2 críticas
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Exquisite Corpse Adventure (2011) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares, 7 críticas
One More Valley, One More Hill: The Story of Aunt Clara Brown (Landmark Books) (2002) — Introdução — 53 exemplares, 2 críticas

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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.
 
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PlumfieldCH | 22 outras críticas | May 1, 2024 |
 
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lindsaypcox | 7 outras críticas | Apr 17, 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.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 7 outras críticas | 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.
 
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zrobinson | 15 outras críticas | Mar 18, 2024 |

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Obras
140
Also by
14
Membros
22,103
Popularidade
#968
Avaliação
4.0
Críticas
471
ISBN
631
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
2

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