Published in 1988, Mirandy and Brother Wind is another book in author Patricia McKissack’s collection. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney, and written by Pat, Mirandy and Brother Wind is the winner of the following awards:

Mirandy and Brother Wind coverWINNER 1988 – Caldecott Honor Book
WINNER 1988 – Coretta Scott King Author Award
WINNER 1990 – Arkansas Charlie May Simon Master List

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ISBN: 0679883339
ISBN-13: 9780679883333
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books
Age Range: 4 to 8

Synopsis: “Mirandy is sure she’ll win the cake walk if she can catch Brother Wind for her partner, but he eludes all the tricks her friends advise. This gets a high score for plot, pace, and characterization. Mirandy sparkles with energy and determination. Multi-hued watercolors fill the pages with patterned ferment. A treat to pass on to new generations.”– (starred) Bulletin, Center for Children’s Books.


The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll Here is another book in the Patricia McKissack collection for your reading pleasure! Published in 2007 by Random House Children’s Books, The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll was written by Pat and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.

The New York Times reviewed: “Inspired by a true story, The All-I’ll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll is an evocative book with a universal message” and The Washington Post commented: “Jerry Pinkney’s lovingly detailed, pencil-and-watercolor illustrations reveal a humble but lively place where the family members and their colorful clothes stand out from subdued brown-and-gray surroundings.”

IT’S CHRISTMAS, AND NELLA is beside herself with excitement! She and her sisters have been given a real gift – a beautiful Baby Betty doll. But it’s hard to share something you’ve waited your whole seven-year-old life for, and Nella grabs the doll for herself. It isn’t long before she discovers that a doll can’t do the fun things she and her sisters do together. So, as Christmas day fades, Nella shares it with her sisters. Set in the Depression era South, here’s a heartwarming story that captures the essence of the holiday.

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