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Patricia C. McKissack was born in Smyrna, Tennessee on August 9, 1944. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Tennessee State University in 1964 and a master's degree in early childhood literature and media programming from Webster University in 1975. After college, she worked as a junior visa mer high school English teacher and a children's book editor at Concordia Publishing. Since the 1980's, she and her husband Frederick L. McKissack have written over 100 books together. Most of their titles are biographies with a strong focus on African-American themes for young readers. Their early 1990s biography series, Great African Americans included volumes on Frederick Douglass, Marian Anderson, and Paul Robeson. Their other works included Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers and Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States. Over their 30 years of writing together, the couple won many awards including the C.S. Lewis Silver Medal, a Newbery Honor, nine Coretta Scott King Author and Honor awards, the Jane Addams Peace Award, and the NAACP Image Award for Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman?. In 1998, they received the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. She also writes fiction on her own. Her book included Flossie and the Fox, Stitchin' and Pullin': A Gee's Bend Quilt, A Friendship for Today, and Let's Clap, Jump, Sing and Shout; Dance, Spin and Turn It Out! She won the Newberry Honor Book Award and the King Author Award for The Dark Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural in 1993 and the Caldecott Medal for Mirandy and Brother Wind. She dead of cardio-respiratory arrest on April 7, 2017 at the age of 72. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Pat McKissack

Flossie and the Fox (1986) 1,646 exemplar
Goin' Someplace Special (2001) 1,187 exemplar
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (1992) 1,017 exemplar
Mirandy and Brother Wind (1988) 855 exemplar
A Friendship for Today (2007) 649 exemplar
Run Away Home (1997) 533 exemplar
Tippy Lemmey (2003) 517 exemplar
The Honest-to-Goodness Truth (2000) 396 exemplar
A Million Fish...More or Less (1992) 392 exemplar
The Clone Codes (2010) 383 exemplar
Monkey-Monkey's Trick (1988) 375 exemplar
Bugs! (Rookie Readers) (2000) 315 exemplar
Messy Bessey (1987) 272 exemplar
Away West (Scraps of Time) (2006) 187 exemplar
Ma Dear's Aprons (1997) 186 exemplar
The World in 1492 (1992) 184 exemplar
What Is Given from the Heart (2019) — Författare — 163 exemplar
Precious and the Boo Hag (2005) 140 exemplar
Porch Lies (2006) 138 exemplar
Nettie Jo's Friends (1989) 122 exemplar
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (2002) 103 exemplar
Jesse Jackson: A Biography (1989) 103 exemplar
Messy Bessey's Closet (1989) 96 exemplar
All Paths Lead to Bethlehem (1665) 87 exemplar
Miami Makes the Play (2001) 80 exemplar
Best Shot in the West: The Adventures of Nat Love (2012) — Författare — 67 exemplar
The Aztec (New True Books) (1985) 61 exemplar
The Maya (New True Books) (1985) 60 exemplar
The Inca (New True Books) (1985) 55 exemplar
The Apache (New True Book) (1984) 48 exemplar
The Clone Codes #2: Cyborg (2011) 45 exemplar
So Who's Dr. Rabbit? (1994) 40 exemplar
Who Is Who? (1983) 33 exemplar
God Made Something Wonderful (1989) 32 exemplar
God Makes All Things New (1993) 31 exemplar
Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story (2013) 30 exemplar
My Bible ABC Book (1987) 29 exemplar
Who Will Bell the Cat? (2018) 27 exemplar
The Children's ABC Christmas (1988) 27 exemplar
Where Crocodiles Have Wings (2005) 27 exemplar
Can You Imagine? (1997) 22 exemplar
Cinderella (Start-Off Stories) (1985) 17 exemplar
All Our Fruits & Vegetables (1995) 10 exemplar
W. E. B. Du Bois (1990) 10 exemplar
Tennessee Trailblazers (1993) 6 exemplar
The Big Bug Book of Counting (1987) 5 exemplar
Ask the Kids (1981) 4 exemplar
Messy Bessy 2 exemplar
Tall Phil and small Bill (1987) 2 exemplar
JESSE JACKSON 2 exemplar
A real winner (1987) 1 exemplar
Let My People Go 1 exemplar

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This is a great book about a powerful, intelligent, strong leader! A hero ♥️
Readings.of.a.Slinky | 9 andra recensioner | Nov 20, 2023 |
This Correta Scott King award-winning book is a beautiful story of a single impoverished mother raising her son. While they have so very little, when the minister of their church notes that whatever is given, no matter how small, when given from the heart, the gift is large and can mean more than expected, and What is given from the heart, reaches the heart, James and his mother know they must find something to donate.

James Otis knows his mother works very hard to keep them going. When the minister announces that Irene Temple and her little girl have lost everything in a fire, he asks the congregation to add them to the list of people who will receive love boxes on Valentines Day.

With so very little they own, James mother notes they need to help out. His mother sews an apron from her only tablecloth to add to the love box. James decides to color various pages he draws from his favorite book that his mother bought for him and paid .10 at the resale shop. When Sarah and her mother were presented their love box, they were overcome with emotion.

James personally gave his hand-made book to Sarah with the title "From My Heart to your Heart" on the cover.

Walking home from church, the night sky started to snow. As they neared their home, on the porch was a love box that was delivered to them.

This is a beautiful story of the importantance of giving from the heart.
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Whisper1 | 20 andra recensioner | Oct 29, 2023 |
Overall this was an engaging book. It was hard to get a sense of Clotee's age. Having heard this as an audiobook, I may have misunderstood that she was 7 years old (explains why her job was fanning). Some of her thoughts and actions seem much older. The fact that it was a diary made me imagine some descendant finding her journal and connecting with this history.
The author's use of the 'picture' analogy seemed a little heavy handed: the number of times Clotee talks about not being able to picture freedom. This might be relevant for someone who is very visually oriented, but it implies that one cannot imagine abstract concepts.… (mer)
juniperSun | 21 andra recensioner | Aug 20, 2023 |
Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt, by Patricia McKissack. This collection of poems is used to tell the history and honor the spirit of the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The story, in poem form, is told through the eyes of a little girl who wants to be just like the quilters, and her grandma, who guides the baby girl to “look for the heart” and stitch her own unique story with pieces of fabric she loves. Gee’s Bend is located on a remote river bend and somewhat secluded from the rest of the world. It had been a plantation before the Civil War, but when the War ended, the African American’s who lived there, now free, stayed on the land and eventually became owners. The community of women would reuse material and stitch together fabric in a wide variety of patterns to make colorful quilts. When somebody they loved died, they would take their clothes and create a memory of their spirit that would remain in the quilt. The grandma tells the little girl that “cloth has a memory” and “colors show how you feel deep down inside.” The distinct style and sheer quantity of quilts show the artistry of the people of Gee’s Bend and how their creativity was able to flourish cut off from the outside world. That is until Gee’s Bend was “discovered” in the 1960’s. Orders for quilts came in with strict rules and only traditional designs could be used. It meant more money for the community, but less freedom.… (mer)
JodieDuBois | 14 andra recensioner | Jul 18, 2023 |



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