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Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

About Patricia and Fredrick McKissack

Patricia and Fredrick McKissack have written more than one hundred books about the African American experience.

“You can be president”

Sunday dinner in our family is a time for sharing food and ideas. One night, we discussed the upcoming presidential election. We ended by saying to each of our three sons, “You can be president.” Spontaneously, the oldest, Fred Jr., stood up, burst forth with a full chorus of “Hail to the Chief,” and declared […]

Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack’s 1993 BGHB NF speech for “Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?”

FRED: It is with great pride and an equal measure of humility that we accept the 1993 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for nonfic­tion, for Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman? PAT: There are more people to thank than time will permit, but we’d like to acknowledge a few people. FRED: First, we’d like to thank […]