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Patricia C. McKissack Books In Order

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Publication Order of The Clone Codes Books

The Clone Codes (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cyborg (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Visitors (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of My Story Books

A Picture Of Freedom (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An African American Girl's Diary 1859 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scraps of Time Books

Abby Takes a Stand (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Away West (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Song for Harlem (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Home-Run King (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patricia C. McKissack Standalone Novels

A Friendship for Today (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patricia C. McKissack Chapter Books

with James E. Ransome, Frederick L. McKissack
Let My People Go (With: James E. Ransome) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Gets It Straight (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amistad (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Patricia C. McKissack Collections

The Dark-Thirty (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

A Long Hard Journey: The Story of the Pullman Porter (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ralph J. Bunche: Peacemaker (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman? (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas In The Big House, Christmas In The Quarters (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Diamond: The Story Of The Negro Baseball Leagues (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rebels Against Slavery (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Hands, White Sails: The Story Of African American Whalers (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Best Shot in the West (With: Frederick L. McKissack) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Ask the Kids (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Never Forgotten (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of A Stepping Stone Book (TM) Books

Gulliver's Travels (By:Jonathan Swift) (1726)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (By:Victor Hugo) (1831)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Les Misérables (By:Victor Hugo) (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Case of the Elevator Duck (By:) (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Frankenstein (By:Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley) (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (By:) (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (By:Robert Louis Stevenson,Kate McMullan) (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knights of the Round Table (By:) (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver (By:,Gloria Whelan) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Minstrel in the Tower (By:) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pioneer Cat (By:) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Breakfast (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boy Who Ate Dog Biscuits (By:) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Treasure Island (By:Lisa Norby) (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah (By:Gloria Whelan) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens for Lunch (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aliens For Dinner (By:,Stephanie Spinner) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Three Musketeers (By:) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tooter Pepperday (By:Jerry Spinelli) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (By:) (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smasher (By:) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blue Ribbon Blues (By:Jerry Spinelli) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man in the Iron Mask (By:) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghost Horse (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince and the Pauper (By:Jane E. Gerver) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fossil Fever (By:) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape South (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Snake Camp (By:) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wild Horses (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miami Jackson Sees It Through (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Horn for Louis (By:) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of the Painted House (By:,Marion Dane Bauer) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture for Marc (By:) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jungle Book (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mermaids (By:) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Spotlight for Harry (By:) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Honey Cake (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anna Maria's Gift (By:) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess (By:Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Attack of the Shark-Headed Zombie (By:) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story (By:Marion Dane Bauer,Elizabeth Sayles) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last of the Mohicans (By:James Fenimore Cooper,Les Martin) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stampede of the Supermarket Slugs (By:) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invasion of the Junkyard Hog (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time to Be Brave (By:) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
GoldieBlox Chapter Book #1 (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best! Pet! Ever! (By:) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Best Friend Fail! (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldie Blox and the Haunted Hacks!) (By:) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Royal Diaries Books

Mary, Queen of Scots (By:Kathryn Lasky) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elizabeth I: Red Rose of the House of Tudor (By:Kathryn Lasky,Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isabel: Jewel of Castilla (By:Carolyn Meyer) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anastasia: The Last Grand Duchess (By:Carolyn Meyer) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of Ch'iao Kuo: Red Bird of the South (By:Laurence Yep) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victoria: May Blossom of Britannia (By:) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sŏndŏk: Princess of the Moon and Stars (By:Sheri Holman) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleanor, Crown Jewel of Aquitaine (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kaiulani (By:Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jahanara, Princess Of Princesses (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elisabeth: The Princess Bride (By:Barry Denenberg) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kristina: The Girl King (By:Carolyn Meyer) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady of Palenque: Flower of Bacal (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kazunomiya: Prisoner of Heaven (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anacaona: Golden Flower (By:Edwidge Danticat) (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Catherine, The Great Journey (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Dear America Books

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?: The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 (By:Barry Denenberg) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Journey to the New World: The Diary of Remember Patience Whipple, Mayflower, 1620 (By:Kathryn Lasky) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Winter Of Red Snow: The Revolutionary War Diary Of Abigail Jane Stewart (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (By:Joyce Hansen) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture Of Freedom (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Early Sunday Morning: the Pearl Harbor Diary of Amber Billows, Hawaii, 1941 (By:Barry Denenberg) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, a Jewish Immigrant Girl, New York City, 1903 (By:Kathryn Lasky) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
West to a Land of Plenty: The Diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi (By:Jim Murphy) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing in the Light: The Captive Diary of Catharine Carey Logan, Delaware Valley, Pennsylvania, 1763 (By:Mary Pope Osborne) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Line in the Sand: The Alamo Diary of Lucinda Lawrence (By:Sherry Garland) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stationery Pack (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Voyage on the Great Titanic: The Diary of Margaret Ann Brady, R.M.S. Titanic 1912 (By:Ellen Emerson White) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Railroad Race (By:Kristiana Gregory) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Heart is on the Ground (By:Ann Rinaldi) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow: The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo Girl (By:Ann Turner) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin (By:Karen Hesse) (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, the Great Migration North (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Coal Miner's Bride: The Diary of Anetka Kaminska, Lattimer, Pennsylvania, 1896 (By:Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 (By:Mary Pope Osborne) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Eye Laughing, the Other Weeping: The Diary of Julie Weiss, Vienna, Austria to New York 1938 (By:Barry Denenberg) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Valley of the Moon: The Diary of María Rosalía de Milagros, Sonoma Valley, Alta Valley, California, 1846, (By:Sherry Garland) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Christmas After All: The Great Depression Diary of Minnie Swift, Indianapolis, Indiana 1932 (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Face to the Wind: The Diary of Sarah Jane Price, a Prairie Teacher, Broken Bow, Nebraska 1881 (By:Jim Murphy) (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer (By:Beth Seidel Levine) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Time for Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington, D.C. 1917 (By:Kathryn Lasky) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (By:Ellen Emerson White) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Diary of Bess Brennan, The Perkins School for the Blind, 1932 (By:Barry Denenberg) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival in the Storm: The Dust Bowl Diary of Grace Edwards, Dalhart, Texas 1935 (By:) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So Far From Home: the Diary of Mary Driscoll, an Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts, 1847 (By:Barry Denenberg) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Thy Neighbor: The Tory Diary of Prudence Emerson (By:Ann Turner) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, An English Girl in Minnesota (By:Marion Dane Bauer) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All the Stars in the Sky (By:Megan McDonald) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Hope: The Gold Rush Diary of Susanna Fairchild, California Territory 1849 (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl, New York Colony 1763 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary of Angela Denoto, a Shirtwaist Worker, New York City 1909 (By:Deborah Hopkinson) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Walk in Dread: The Diary of Deliverance Trembley, Witness to the Salem Witch Trials, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1691 (By:) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fences Between Us: The Diary of Piper Davis, Seattle, Washington, 1941 (By:Kirby Larson) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like the Willow Tree (By:Lois Lowry) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cannons at Dawn (By:Kristiana Gregory) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing in the Light (By:Mary Pope Osborne) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (By:Andrea Davis Pinkney) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 (By:Susan Patron) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Down the Rabbit Hole, Chicago, Illinois, 1871: The Diary of Pringle Rose (By:Susan Campbell Bartoletti) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A City Tossed and Broken: The Diary of Minnie Bonner, San Francisco, California, 1906 (By:Judy Blundell) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Growing Up with Aloha (By:,Kirby Larson) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Exquisite Corpse Adventure(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Patricia C. McKissack was a renowned American writer, who was famous for writing children’s books. She had written several widely successful book series in her career such Dear America, The Clone Codes, Scraps of Time, Messy Bessey, Miami Jackson, etc. Throughout the course of her career, author McKissack had written more than 100 books. Some of the most popular ones include Color Me Dark, Look to the Hills, The Royal Diaries, A Slave Girl, The Great Migration North, French Slave GIrl, etc. McKissack was born on August 9, 1944, and died on April 7, 2017. She was the winner of the Regina Medal along with her husband named Frederick McKissack. They had won this award in 1998. Frederick breathed his last in April 2013. He was working in the United States Marine as a civil engineer prior to his marriage with McKissack. But, after the marriage, he gave up his military career and started writing full time.

In addition to writing children’s stories, McKissack was a member on the board of National Children’s Book & Literacy Alliance, a non-profit organization that worked for literacy, libraries, and literature. Besides writing under her original name, McKissack was known to use several pen names like Pat McKissack, Patricia McKissack, and L’Ann Carwell for writing different types of novels. At the time of McKissack’s birth, her parents, Emma and Robert Carwell, were working as civil servants. Her mother was driving force who inspired her to take up writing as a career. McKissack’s mother used to read poetry to her, while her grandparents used to tell her different types of exciting stories.

The stories that she used to hear from her father mostly include her name and that of her siblings, Sarah and Nolan. All the stories that McKissack heard from her family members contained brave and smart characters, who inspired McKissack to develop the characters of her stories with similar qualities. Author McKissack spent her earlier years growing up in the south. When she was writing her 2000 book called Going Someplace Special, McKissack remembered the place that she liked to visit the most, that is, the Public Library of Nashville. This was her favorite place because she was always welcome there and where she developed an interest in reading. A number of the stories that McKissack heard from her parents and grandparents as a child, were later developed into stories by her as a writer for young adults and children.

When McKissack was studying at the Tennessee State University, she came across her childhood friend and future husband Frederick McKissack. She completed her graduate degree in English in 1964. At the same time, Frederick earned his civil engineering degree. The two were married in 1965 and began their family immediately after. For a brief period later, she lived in Missouri and studied at the Webster University. She obtained her master’s degree in the subject of child education. After this, she worked as a teacher of English at a junior high school. It was in 1971 that McKissack realized her real interest was in becoming an author. So, she gave up teaching altogether and started writing on a full-time basis.

McKissack collaborated with Frederick for the first time to write a novel in 1984. It was a Paul Lawrence Dunbar biography, who was the favorite poet of her mother. After this, McKissack wrote several more biographies. McKissack had started her literary career on the professional level in 1975. Most of her initial works were nonfiction. She used to focus on social issues like racism very much. McKissack switched to writing the first picture book, Fossie and the Fox, when she had already 20 nonfiction novels. The book was rejected by Ann Schwartz, a Dial Press editor, saying that it was very long. McKissack didn’t want to shorten the manuscript, but was forced to reduce it to 6 pages in order to get it accepted for publishing. Frederick and McKissack remained writing partners throughout their lives. They spent 20 years of their lives working together. McKissack had won many accolades and recognitions throughout the courses of her career, including the Coretta Scott Award, Newbery Medal, Boston Globe Award, NAACP Image Award, Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award, etc. McKissack’s twin sons are fully grown. They are holding respectable positions in the fields of journalism and writing. McKissack used to enjoy spending time with her grandchildren during her spare times. She loved growing roses in her garden.

A very popular book series written by author Patricia C. McKissack is known as The Clone Codes series. It consists of three books in total, published between 2010 and 2012. This series is set in a highly advanced technological 22nd century. McKissack has depicted that clones and cyborgs are treated as slaves and a secret abolition movement is started to obtain their freedom. The debut book of this series is entitled ‘The Clone Codes’. It was published by the Scholastic Press in 2010. The central character of this book is shown as Leanna. The book’s story begins by introducing Leanna as a 13-year-old girl. Following the end of Cyborg Ward, Earth peace sustains on Earth for over a hundred years. In 2170, the situation turns volatile again when history begins to repeat itself. In spite of the political and technological advancements, cyborgs & clones are forced to like slaves. To fight for their freedom, an abolitionist movement is set in motion. Leanna’s whole life is turned into chaos when she comes to know that her mother is a part of the movement undertaken by Liberty Bell. This book provides a quick and enjoyable read with elements of history to the readers of middle age groups.

Another exciting novel of this series is called ‘The Visitors’. The Scholastic Press released this novel too in 2012. In this book, author McKissack has provided a stunning conclusion to the trilogy series. The novel’s plot opens up by showing that the Topas Corporation is responsible for the production of clones. But, this organization is suspected of using a wicked operation system. Other than the authorized officials of Topas, no one else is allowed to enter inside. The clones and the officials are the only ones to know what is actually happening inside the walls of the world’s most powerful and largest cloning company. In the meantime, Leanna Deberry is labeled as a fugitive along with her cyborg named Houston Ye and a clone named Carlos. A huge reward is set as a bounty on their heads for capturing them alive. Leanna works out with the cyborg and the clone to reveal the wrongdoings in the Topas cloning company and the mass slavery of the clones & cyborgs. This book too provides an interesting read to the children along with exciting twists and turns. This novel was also appreciated for its interesting set of characters and futuristic elements.

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