The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural (Paperback)

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This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award Winner from beloved author Patricia McKissack offers a stellar collection of ten original stories, all with a foundation in African-American history or culture ("School Library Journal").
In that special half-hour of twilight the dark-thirty there are stories to be told.Mesmerizing and breathtakingly original, these tales are inspired by African American history and range from the time of slavery to the civil rights era. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.
An ALA Notable Children's Book
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
An IRA Teachers Choice

About the Author


Patricia C. McKissack is the author of many highly acclaimed books for children, including "Goin' Someplace Special, " a Coretta Scott King Award
winner; "The Honest-to-Goodness Truth; Let My People Go, " written with her
husband, Fredrick, and recipient of the NAACP Image Award; "The Dark-Thirty, " a Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award winner; and "Mirandy and Brother Wind, " recipient of the Caldecott Medal and a Coretta Scott King Honor Book. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

BRIAN PINKNEY is a celebrated picture-book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors. His many professional tributes also include the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. He has collaborated with his wife, author Andrea Davis Pinkney, on several picture books including Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Sleeping Cutie. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


"...a stellar collection..."--School Library Journal, starred review

"These original, short and ghostly stories, which come with brief historical introductions placing them in the American South, are grand for reading aloud."--The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679890065
ISBN-10: 0679890068
Publisher: Yearling Books
Publication Date: January 9th, 2001
Pages: 166
Language: English