These straight-up ghost stories & eerie narratives will tingle your spine!

September 17, 2010

Award winning author Patricia McKissack will conduct three, 60 minute story-hour sessions during the fall of 2010 with New Links to New Learning.

Just in time for Halloween: Pat will read select portions of The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural on October 28, 2010 at 10 a.m. central. This book is for students ages 9-12; “these 10 spine-tinglers range from straight-up ghost stories to eerie narratives. The tales in this winner of the 1993 Coretta Scott King Award depict racism, haunting and vengeance in a manner that can be read out loud around a campfire or savored privately, offering middle readers thoughtful exposure to important, though frightening, historical themes.” (

Here are some more details:

Pat reads the selected books, she’ll talk about (her) inspiration, and she will take questions from students. These story hours are for students in first through fifth grades (depending on the book). The cost is $125 for New Links members and $175 for non-members. First up is The Dark Thirty. To register, contact Rebecca Morrison by October 20.

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year videoconferencing event! You read full details on it at


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