Books by Denise Lewis Patrick

FINDING SOMEPLACE by Denise Lewis Patrick
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"A perfect storm of suspense and fine character building. (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Anticipation, fear, excitement, and dread coalesce as a girl's 13th birthday collides with a terrible force of nature: Hurricane Katrina. Read full book review >
A MATTER OF SOULS by Denise Lewis Patrick
Released: April 1, 2014

"Shocking, informative and powerful, this volume offers spectacular literary snapshots of black history and culture. (Short stories. 12-18)"
Eight short stories with long memory cut to the quick—all the more as they could be true. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is a serious character study, work of historical fiction, and action-adventure rolled into one. (map) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Patrick (The Car Washing Street, 1993, etc.) delivers an unusual cowboy adventure tale, told through the eyes of a runaway slave, Midnight Son, 13. Read full book review >
THE CAR WASHING STREET by Denise Lewis Patrick
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"A simple story, celebrating the joys of a special kind of good fun; Ward captures the good humor in admirable style, in open, realistic paintings that depict these African-Americans and their Latino neighbors as vibrant, friendly, and full of purpose. (Picture book. 4-8)"
On a summer day, Matthew enjoys a familiar happening: Though his family doesn't own a car, he and Daddy—on a tidy street of brownstones with generous stoops—watch their neighbors wash theirs. Read full book review >
RED DANCING SHOES by Denise Lewis Patrick
Released: Jan. 8, 1993

"A likable vignette. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A child is so delighted with her new shoes that she dances around the neighborhood showing them off until she trips and gets them muddy, a calamity easily remedied with polish—a simple incident that makes a good showcase for a warmhearted African- American family depicted living in a comfortable suburb. Read full book review >