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


‘Tis the Season…

October 8, 2007


No, not that holiday (not yet, anyway)! For a great Halloween read, check out The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Pat, how do the writer and the illustrator work together to create a finished product?