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Black Hands, White Sails: The Story Of African-American Whalers

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

The McKissacks tell the story of brave black sailors such as Paul Cuffe, Lewis Temple, and Frederick Douglass, and their part in the whaling industry and abolitionist movement during the 1800s.

Black Hoops: The History of African Americans in Basketball

by Fredrick L. Mckissack

This exciting, well-researched book explores the evolution of basketball with a focus on the black athletes and history-making teams that have shaped the game every step of the way -- from its humble beginnings in 1891 to the superstar sport it is today.

Booker T. Washington (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

Traces the life of the African American educator and leader, focusing on his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute.


by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

Simple text on a variety of insects introduce the numbers one through five.

Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

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.

The Clone Codes (The Clone Codes #1)

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack John Mckissack

The Cyborg Wars are over and Earth has peacefully prospered for more than one hundred years. Yet sometimes history must repeat itself until humanity learns from its mistakes. In the year 2170, cyborgs and clones are treated no better than slaves, and an underground abolitionist movement is fighting for freedom. Thirteen-year-old Leanna's entire life is thrown into chaos when the World Federation discovers her mom is part of the radical Liberty Bell Movement. As startling family secrets are revealed, Leanna must face truths about self-identity and freedom. Through time travel, advanced technologies, and artificial intelligence, this exhilarating adventure asks what it means to be human and explores the sacrifices an entire society will make to find out.

Cyborg (The Clone Codes #2)

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack John Mckissack

Seventeen-Year-Old Houston, a cyborg since the age of seven, and a fugitive living on the moon, joins with other cyborgs all over the world in non-violent protest marches to challenge the cyborg Act of 2130 and hopefully secure increased civil liberties.

Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

In this spirit-stirring journey, illustrated with stunning black-and-white photos, the McKissacks draw from slave narratives, letters, and diaries to document the days and weeks leading to freedom.

A Long Hard Journey: The Story Of The Pullman Porter

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

"An exciting labor history . . . an excellent introduction to the subject". --School Library Journal. Coretta Scott King Award winner.

Mary McLeod Bethune (Cornerstones of Freedom)

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

Traces the life and advancements of the Bethune who fought bigotry and sought equality for blacks in the areas of education and political rights.

Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revolts

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

From one of today's most distinguished author teams comes a meticulously researched, exciting chronicle of the unsung heroes in the war against slavery.

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhay: Life in Medieval Africa

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

For more than a thousand years, from A.D. 500 to 1700, the medieval kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay grew rich on the gold, salt, and slave trade that stretched across Africa. Scraping away hundreds of years of ignorance, prejudice, and mythology, award-winning authors Patricia and Fredrick McKissack reveal the glory of these forgotten empires while inviting us to share in the inspiring process of historical recovery that is taking place today.

Tennessee Trailblazers

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

In this rich and unique collection, Tennessee history is made real in stories which children love to read or hear. Drawn from different historical periods and ethnic groups, four engaging tales capture major episodes in the lives of famous people in Tennessee's history.

The World in 1492

by Katherine Paterson Jean Fritz Patricia C. Mckissack Jamake Highwater Fredrick L. Mckissack Margaret Mahy

Introduces the history, customs, beliefs, and accomplishments of people living in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania, and the Americas during the fifteenth century.

Young, Black and Determined: A Biography of Lorraine Hansberry

by Patricia C. Mckissack Fredrick L. Mckissack

Here is the remarkable story of the first African-American woman to open a play, A Raisin in the Sun, on Broadway.

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