Featured books by
Patricia and Fredrick McKissack
Reading Rockets recommends the following books by Patricia and Frederick McKissack.
With simplified vocabularies, large print, and plenty of illustrations, this book describes the life and accomplishments of Carter G. Woodson, the man who pioneered the study of African American history. This is one of five biographies in the Great African Americans Series.
Preparations for Christmas on a Virginia plantation in 1859 begin with the harvest. There are differences between the celebrations in the big house of the plantation owners and those in the slave quarters. This fictionalized account blends the drama and history for a dramatic portrait of the period.
Sure, lots of kids put off cleaning their room. But Messy Bessey takes sloppy to a whole new level! Find out what happens to finally get her to clean up her mess.
Profiles of rebellion leaders like Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Denmark Vesey, Cato, and Gabriel Prosser.
Straightforward language and lots of illustrations in an open format create an inviting introduction to one of the early greats in baseball.
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