Patricia McKissack

Books by This Author

The Honest-to-Goodness Truth

Illustrated by: Giselle Potter
Age Level: 3-6
Libby decides to tell the truth and always the truth after she’s caught in a fib by her mom. Libby learns, however, that even though her mother says that when we "speak the truth…" we "shame the devil" that it sometimes hurts others’ feelings. Informal language and folksy illustrations depict a familiar childhood experience.

What Is Given from the Heart

A woman holding a boy with a hand over his heart.
Illustrated by: April Harrison
Age Level: 6-9
Language: English

"Misery loves company," Mama says to James Otis. It's been a rough couple of months for them, but Mama says as long as they have their health and strength, they're blessed. One Sunday before Valentine's Day, Reverend Dennis makes an announcement during the service-- the Temples have lost everything in a fire, and the church is collecting anything that might be useful to them. James thinks hard about what he can add to the Temple's "love box," but what does he have worth giving?