Patricia (Pat) C. McKissack, 1939 -

and

Frederick L. McKissack, 1932 - 2013

Author

 

McKissack, P., & McKissack, F. (1989). A long hard journey : the story of the pullman porter. New York : Walker. 331.88 M158L

A chronicle of the first black-controlled union, made up of Pullman porters, who after years of unfair labor practices staged a battle against a corporate giant resulting in a "David and Goliath" ending.

McKissack, P. C. (1991). A million fish-- more or less. (Illustrated by Dena Schutzer). New York : Distributed by Random House. PRIM-FIC M1584MIL

A boy learns that the truth is often stretched on the Bayou Clapateaux, and gets the chance to tell his own version of a bayou tale when he goes fishing.

McKissack, P. C. (2006). Away west. (Illustrated by Gordon C. James). New York : Viking. INTR-FIC M1587aw

In 1879, thirteen-year-old Everett Turner leaves a life of struggle on his family's farm and runs away to St. Louis, where he works in a livery stable before heading to the all-Black town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

McKissack, P. C. & McKissack, F. (1994). Black diamond : the story of the Negro baseball leagues. New York : Scholastic. 796.357 M158s

Traces the history of baseball in the Negro Leagues and its great heroes, including Monte Irwin, Buck Leonard, and Cool Papa Bell.

McKissack, P., & McKissack, F. (1999). Black hands, white sails : the story of African-American whalers. New York : Scholastic Press. 639.2 M158b

A history of African-American whalers between 1730 and 1880, describing their contributions to the whaling industry and their role in the abolitionist movement.

McKissack, P., & McKissack, F. (1994). Christmas in the big house, Christmas in the quarters. (Illustrated by John Thompson). New York : Scholastic. 975 M158c

Describes the customs, recipes, poems, and songs used to celebrate Christmas in the big plantation houses and in the slave quarters just before the Civil War.

McKissack, P. (2000). Color me dark : the diary of Nellie Lee Love, the great migration North. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC M1587COL

Eleven-year-old Nellie Lee Love records in her diary the events of 1919, when her family moves from Tennessee to Chicago, hoping to leave the racism and hatred of the South behind.

McKissack, P. (1992). The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural. (Illustrated by Brian Pinkney). New York : Knopf. INTR-FIC M1587D

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable.

McKissack, P., & McKissack, F. (2003). Days of Jubilee : the end of slavery in the United States. New York : Scholastic Press. 973.7 M158d

Uses slave narratives, letters, diaries, military orders, and other documents to chronicle the various stages leading to the emancipation of slaves in the United States.

McKissack, P. C. (1986). Flossie & the fox. (Pictures by Rachel Isadora). New York : Dial Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC M1584fl

A wily fox, notorious for stealing eggs, meets his match when he encounters a bold little girl in the woods who insists upon proof that he is a fox before she will be frightened.

McKissack, P. C. (2001). Goin' someplace special. (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. PRIM-FIC M1584GO

In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.

McKissack, P. (2000). The honest-to-goodness truth. (Illustrated by Giselle Potter). New York : Atheneum Books. PRIM-FIC M1584HO

After promising never to lie, Libby learns that it's not always necessary to blurt out the whole truth either.

McKissack, P. (1988). Mirandy and Brother Wind. (Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney). New York : Knopf. PRIM-FIC M1584MIR

To win first prize in the Junior Cakewalk, Mirandy tries to capture the wind for her partner.

McKissack, P. (2011). Never forgotten. (Artwork by Leo & Diane Dillion). New York : Schwartz & Wade Books. PRIM-FIC M1584ne

In eighteenth-century West Africa, a boy raised by his blacksmith father and the Mother Elements--Wind, Fire, Water, and Earth--is captured and taken to America as a slave.

McKissack, P. (2000). Nzingha, warrior queen of Matamba. New York : Scholastic. INTR-FIC M1587NZ

Presents the diary of thirteen-year-old Nzingha, a sixteenth-century West African princess who loves to hunt and hopes to lead her kingdom one day against the invasion of the Portuguese slave traders.

McKissack, P. C. (2006). Porch lies : tales of slicksters, tricksters, and other wily characters. (Illustrated by André Carillho). New York : Schwartz & Wade Books. INTR-FIC M1587po

When Pete Bruce came to town -- Change -- The devil's guitar -- Aunt Gran and the outlaws -- By the weight of a feather -- A grave situation -- The best lie ever told -- The earth bone and the King of the Ghosts -- Cake Norris lives on, part one -- Cake Norris lives on, part two.

McKissack, P. C. & McKissack, F. L. (1996). Rebels against slavery. New York : Scholastic. 970 M158r

Many unsung heroes fought in the war against slavery from colonial times to the Emancipation Proclamation. This is the stories of the leaders of the slave revolts who revolted by running away and setting up their own hidden communities and fearlessly waged guerilla warfare against slave owners.

McKissack, P. C. & McKissack, F. (1992). Sojourner truth : ain't I a woman? New York : Scholastic. 921 T874m

A biography of the former slave who became well-known as an abolitionist and advocate of women's rights.

McKissack, P. C. (2008). Stitchin' and pullin' : a Gee's Bend quilt. (Illustrated by Cozbi A. Cabrera). New York : Random House. PRIM-FIC M1584st

As a young African American girl pieces her first quilt together, the history of her family, community, and the struggle for justice and freedom in Gee's Bend, Alabama unfold.

 

Author/Illustrator Information

Fredrick L(emuel) McKissack (1923 - ). (2006). In Something about the author (Vol. 162, pp. 100-105). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Fredrick L(emuel) McKissack (1923 - ). (2000). In Something about the author (Vol. 117, pp. 112-122). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Fredrick L(emuel) McKissack (1923 - ). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 73, pp. 146-148). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Fredrick L(emuel) McKissack (1923 - ). (1988). In Something about the author (Vol. 53, pp. 112-113). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Patricia C. McKissack (1944- ). (2009). In Something about the author (Vol. 195, pp. 134-143). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Patricia (L'Ann) C(arwell) McKissack (1944- ). (2006). In Something about the author (Vol. 162, pp. 100-113). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Patricia C. McKissack (1944- ). (2000). In Something about the author (Vol. 117, pp. 114-124). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Patricia C. McKissack (1944- ). (1993). In Something about the author (Vol. 73, pp. 147-152). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Patricia (L'Ann) C(arwell) McKissack (1944- ). (1988). In Something about the author (Vol. 51, pp. 122). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

 

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