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This Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Award Winner from beloved author Patricia McKissack offers a “stellar collection” of “ten original stories, all with a foundation in African-American history or culture” (School Library Journal).
 
In that special half-hour of twilight—the dark-thirty—there are stories to be told. Mesmerizing and breathtakingly original, these tales are inspired by African American history and range from the time of slavery to the civil rights era. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping collection of lasting value, a book not quickly forgotten.
 
An ALA Notable Children’s Book
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
An IRA Teachers’ Choice

From Publishers Weekly

In these stories?"haunting in both senses of the word," said PW''s starred review?ghosts exact vengeance for lynchings, and slaves use ancient magic to ensure their freedom; historical backdrops run from the Underground Railroad to 1960s activism. Ages 8-up.
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Review

"...a stellar collection..."-- School Library Journal, starred review

"These original, short and ghostly stories, which come with brief historical introductions placing them in the American South, are grand for reading aloud."-- The New York Times Book Review

From the Inside Flap

This Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning book is now available in Knopf Paperback, reformatted to digest size with the complete text and illustrations of the original edition. The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural is a collection of ten spine-tingling tales, all with a foundation in African-American culture and history, from the time of slavery through the civil rights era.
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
An ALA Notable Children''s Book
A Notable Children''s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
An IRA Teachers'' Choice
A Hungry Mind Review Children''s Book of Distinction

From the Back Cover

When it is neither day nor night, when shadows lurk and play tricks on the mind, storytelling takes on a spectral cast. In that special half hour of twilight -- the dark-thirty -- you''ll feel the spine-tingling horror of these tales:
-- When a retired Pullman porter hears a ghostly whistle, he knows it''s the last train he''ll ever ride.
-- Phantom pictures appear on a windowpane -- and expose a man''s guilt in a lynching.
-- An ex-slave reveals how a straw doll and an ancient chant helped him gain his freedom.

Haunting and original, these ten stories are inspired by African American history, from the time of slavery to the civil rights era. With her extraordinary gift for suspense, Patricia C. McKissack has created a heart-stopping, award-winning collection.

About the Author

Patricia C. McKissack lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
Brian Pinkney lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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