The Dark-Thirty (Paperback)

Southern Tales of the Supernatural

By Patricia McKissack, Brian Pinkney (Illustrator)

Yearling, 9780679890065, 176pp.

Publication Date: January 8, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Prebound (1/1/2001)
Paperback (2/8/2022)
Hardcover (2/8/2022)
Prebound (1/1/2001)
Library Binding (8/22/2006)

List Price: 7.99*
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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 lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brian Pinkney lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

"...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