Award-winning author Fredrick L. McKissack, who with his wife and collaborator Patricia McKissack created more than 100 children’s books about the African-American experience, died of heart failure on Sunday, April 28 at the age of 73.
According to his publisher, Scholastic, Fredrick worked first as a civil engineer for the city of St. Louis and the U.S. Army, and later owned his own general contracting company in St. Louis.
“There is no magic formula,” Fredrick told Scholastic about his collaboration process with his wife. “Pat and I talk all the time.” “After talking through a project,” Patricia continued ...
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