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

Product Details:
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.


Coming October 28th

August 5, 2008

Patricia McKissack’s newest book:

ISBN: 978-0-375-83163-8 (0-375-83163-0)
image from Random House, Inc.
Click on book cover for more information!

Author Pat McKissack is working on bringing her newest book, Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt into one of her videoconference series. The program is still in the development stage, but we’re excited to have the opportunity!

Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt  will be released in the fall.  Cozbi A. Cabrera illustrated the book.

Here is some information from McKissack’s publisher, Random House, on the book. You will be able to purchase the book at Random House by clicking here

Mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, aunt and niece, friend and friend. For a hundred years, generations of women from Gee’s Bend have quilted together, sharing stories, trading recipes, singing hymns—all the while stitchin’ and pullin’ thread through cloth. Every day Baby Girl listens, watches, and waits, until she’s called to sit at the quilting frame. Piece by piece, she puzzles her quilt together—telling not just her story, but the story of her family, the story of Gee’s Bend, and the story of her ancestors’ struggle for freedom.

  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers 
  • Pub. Date: October 28, 2008
  • ISBN-13: 9780375831638
  • Age Range: 6 to 10  
To learn more about the quilters of Gee’s Bend, visit: There, you’ll meet the women who create these fantastic quilts and learn the history of the community.