The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural

by Patricia C. McKissack and Brian Pinkney

Ten original stories based in African-American history combine supernatural elements... read more

Ten original stories based in African-American history combine supernatural elements with an oral style that reads like traditional storytelling. Whether it's the mysterious disappearance of a slave being sold away from his family, or the ghostly revenge of a man lynched by the Ku Klux Klan, all of these well-written stories are satisfyingly eerie, exactly right to be told and re-told during the "dark-thirty" -- the half hour just before nightfall. (Ages 7-12)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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