The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

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With an extraordinary gift for suspense, the award-winning author of Mirandy and Brother Wind offers a collection of original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the oral storyteller tradition. A 1993 Coretta Scott King Award winner. A 1993 Newbery Honor Book.

Author: Patricia McKissack
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published: 03/29/2022
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.49lbs
Size: 10.60h x 7.88w x 0.74d
ISBN: 9780679818632
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 4.6
Point Value: 4
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 7855 / Dark-Thirty

Award: Newbery Medal - Honor Book

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 12/15/1992 pg. 738
Booklist 03/15/1993 pg. 1332
School Library Journal 12/01/1992 pg. 113
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/1992 - Superior,Well Above Average
Publishers Weekly 09/07/1992

About the Author
Patricia C. McKissack (1944-2017) was an award-winning author who came from a family of skilled storytellers who taught her to listen and observe and who encouraged her lifelong love affair with words. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural was a 1993 Newbery Honor Book, and Pat received the Coretta Scott King Author Award for it. She also frequently collaborated on books with her husband, Fredrick.

Pat wished she could have talked to her hero, Frederick Douglass, about his rise from slavery, his daring escape, and freedom--at last! If she had not been an author, she would have liked to have been an interior designer or an architect so she could have told stories through design.