Books by Fredrick L. McKissack

ADVENTURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2011

The second book of the Clone Codes (Clone Codes, 2010) focuses on Houston Ye, the teen cyborg who helped the clone Leanna escape the government forces seeking her in fulfillment of its policy of discrimination against any deemed not completely human. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

It is the year 2170, and Leanna, daughter of a respected child psychologist, is a typical 13-year-old interested in friends and sports. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 2004

The McKissacks tell the story of the first African-Americans in America in an addition to the Milestone Books series. Read full book review >

Released: Feb. 1, 2003

The McKissacks (Miami Sees It Through, not reviewed, etc.) have written a much-needed overview of how slavery came to an end. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 1, 1999

From the McKissacks (Young, Black, and Determined, 1998, etc.), a well-written, historical account of African-Americans who sailed on whaling ships off the East Coast between 1730 and 1880. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 15, 1998

A playwright who is well known to readers through A Raisin in the Sun is given fair tribute by the McKissacks (Rebels Against Slavery, 1996, etc.), who also provide a window into the times in which Hansberry lived. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

Stories of African-Americans, some slaves and some free, who fought against slavery both in the US and the Caribbean, including Nat Turner, Harriet Tubman, Toussaint Louverture, and Denmark Vesey. Read full book review >

HISTORY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

The powerful, inspirational story of the only African-American contingent of pilots to fly in WW II, nicknamed the Red-Tail Angels for the markings on their aircraft. Read full book review >

NONFICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

Calling on both contemporary travelers' accounts and songs of the griots, the McKissacks reconstruct the history of three West African empires, each of which flourished in turn, only to be nearly buried by time and scholarly prejudice. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

Presenting the dramatic life of one of slavery's staunchest opponents, the McKissacks illuminate the most important issues of 19th-century American politics. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: July 1, 1992

One of seven new entries, all by the McKissacks, in the ``Great African Americans'' series. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY
Released: April 1, 1991

Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) was a journalist whose lifelong fight against discrimination began at age 16. Read full book review >