The Dark-Thirty by Patricia McKissack & Brian Pinkney
Southern Tales of the Supernatural (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

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In that special half-hour of twilight—the dark-thirty—there are stories to be told. Mesmerizing, suspenseful, and breathtakingly original, these tales make up a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.

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About Patricia McKissack & Brian Pinkney

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Patricia C. McKissack is the author of the Caldecott Honor Book Mirandy and Brother Wind and the Newbery Honor Book The Dark-Thirty. She and her husband, Fred, have written over 100 books about the African American experience. She has also received the Regina Medal for lifetime achievement in children's books and the Virginia Hamilton Award. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Cozbi Cabrera is the illustrator of the picture books Beauty, Her Basket, and Thanks a Million. You can visit her Web site at She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published November 24, 2010 by Yearling. 178 pages
Genres: Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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These are powerful stories and may lead kids to want to know more about the historical periods in which the stories are set.

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