Chapter 16
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Remembering Pat

The world of children’s lit mourns the loss of the legendary Patricia C. McKissack

Middle Tennessee native Patricia C. McKissack, acclaimed author and storyteller, died near her home in Missouri on April 7. Her body of work, which includes many books written with her late husband Fredrick, did much to champion the African American experience.

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Just Let Them Play

Patricia C. McKissack discusses her ebullient new collection of African American childhood lore

Nashville native Patricia C. McKissack talks with Chapter 16 about Let’s Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, & Stories from an African American Childhood, her one-of-a-kind collection of African American children’s play-time lore.

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