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Fredrick L. McKissack (1939-2013)

McKissack-208x300Author Fredrick L. McKissack died April 28, 2013, at the age of seventy-three. With his wife, Patricia McKissack, he wrote more than one hundred books about the African American experience, many award-winning, including A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter; Christmas in the Big House, Christmas in the Quarters; Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?; Black Hands, White Sails: The Story of African-American Whalers; and Days of Jubilee: The End of Slavery in the United States.

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