Author Fred McKissack was the Genuine Article

by Martha Bogart Fred McKissack died last Sunday, and the world just isn’t the same place without him.  Fred was one of those men that you always hear about on the news when they die—he was so nice, so friendly, such a good heart, etc. etc., except—Fred was the genuine article.  I don’t think I … Continue reading Author Fred McKissack was the Genuine Article

New Videoconference from Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, Jr.

Children’s book authors, Patricia McKissack and her son, Fredrick McKissack, Jr., will conduct a 60-90 minute videoconference session for elementary students about their collaboration on several books– Black Diamond, the Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues, Hard Labor, and the upcoming graphic novel, Nat Love, Cowboy. During the highly interactive session, the McKissacks will discuss … Continue reading New Videoconference from Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack, Jr.

First McKissack Story Hour Takes Place October 28

Award winning author Patricia McKissack will conduct three, 60 minute story-hour sessions during the fall of 2010 with New Links to New Learning. Pat reads the selected books, she’ll talk about (her) inspiration, and she will take questions from students. These story hours are for students in first through fifth grades (depending on the book). … Continue reading First McKissack Story Hour Takes Place October 28

“Fringing” with Pat McKissack

Today Patricia McKissack connected over videoconference with students from Independence Elementary to talk about science fiction writing and her new book, The Clone Codes. Pat discussed how she got inspiration for The Clones Codes, which included referencing her historical nonfiction background. Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad play a part in scenes from The Clone … Continue reading “Fringing” with Pat McKissack

Can You Imagine Not Visiting Pat McKissack’s Blog?

Don’t forget that New Links to New Learning content provider, author Patricia McKissack, has a blog called Can You Imagine?.  There you’ll find information on Pat’s Author Visit videoconferences,  her many books,  her podcasts, lesson plans, and also student work and teacher feedback that has been posted.  If you have not taken the opportunity to … Continue reading Can You Imagine Not Visiting Pat McKissack’s Blog?