September 12, 2008

According to Barnes&, these are their 10 top selling books authored by Patricia C. McKissack:

What is your favorite on the list?

Do you have a Question?

July 15, 2008

Welcome to Can You Imagine?, author Patricia McKissack’s blogIf you have a question or a comment for Pat, (about any of her books), please feel free to submit it here!

To read more about Pat and her work on the page and on camera, please scroll through the last year’s posts on this blog. You can also learn about Pat’s videoconferences by clicking here.

Students, teachers, parents! Need something to read this summer?

Here’s a list of books, compiled by the McKissacks (and written by them!) that you might like to try! Enjoy!

BOOKS by Patricia and Fredrick McKissack 

Picture Books (ages 3-10)
The Honest-To-Goodness Truth
Goin’s Someplace Special
Precious and the Boo Hag

Short Story Collections (10-up)
The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural  
Porch Lies: Tales of Humor and Exaggeration

Middle Grade Novels (8-12)
Run Away Home
Friendship for Today
Dear America Series
     A Picture of Freedom–the Diary of Clotee a Slave Girl 1859
     Color Me Dark–the Diary of Nellie Lee Love, 1919
     Look to the Hills- during the French and Indian War

Chapter Books (8-11)
Scraps of time Series
     Abby Takes a Stand
     Away West 
     A Song for Harlem
Miami Series
     Miami Gets It Straight 
     Miami Makes the Play
     Miami Sees It Through

Meet the Author Series

April 10, 2008


If you are interested in learning more about author Patricia McKissack, I encourage you to take a look at her 1997 book entitled Can You Imagine? 

For information on the book, please click here.


making an impression!

February 27, 2008

 This snowy St. Louis morning Patricia McKissack connected to Howitt  Middle School in New York for her   first videoconference with the students.  She will be talking to them about Historical Fiction/ Biography Writing over the course of two videoconferences.  Since Pat introduced herself to the students in this session, she included many of her books- here are a couple of snapshots of them on a table!  Titles on the table included  Flossie and the Fox, Porch Lies, and Messy Bessie books.  The students were very attentive and took lots of notes as she spoke about writing and her subjects.  In her second videoconference, the students will be able to share their work with Pat and get her her feedback.  Can’t wait to hear how it goes!img_0790.jpg