Author

Fredrick McKissack

American children's writer

1939   -   2013

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Tennessee State University
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Regina Medal

Fredrick Lemuel "Fred" McKissack, Sr. (August 12, 1939 – April 28, 2013) was an African-American writer, best known for collaboration with his wife, Patricia C. McKissack on more than 100 children's books about the history of African Americans.The McKissacks jointly received the biennial American Library Association Coretta Scott King – Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2014 (after Fredrick's death).
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