Authors birthday: August

Patricia L’Ann Carwell “Pat” McKissack (born August 9, 1944) is an American children’s writer.She is the author of three Dear America books: A Picture of Freedom: The Diary of Clotee, a Slave Girl, Color Me Dark: The Diary of Nellie Lee Love, The Great Migration North, and Look to the Hills: The Diary of Lozette Moreau, a French Slave Girl. She has also written a novel for The Royal Diaries series: Nzingha: Warrior Queen of Matamba.

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Patricia currently lives in St. Louis. Her husband, Fredrick McKissack, with whom she co-won the Regina Medal in 1998, died in April 2013 at the age of 73; before marrying her and joining her in writing full-time, he had an accomplished career as a U.S. Marine, a civil engineer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and had owned a contracting business in the St. Louis area.

Patricia McKissack is also a board member of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance, a national not-for-profit that actively advocates for literacy, literature, and libraries.She is known also as L’Ann Carwell, Pat McKissack and Patricia C. McKissack.

  • Waciny Laredj – 8 August 1954
  • Field Ruwe – 8 August 1955
  • Latifa al-Zayyat – 8 August 1923 – died 10 September 1996
  • Patricia McKissack – 9 August 1944
  • Ebou Dibba-  10 August 1943 – died 29 December 2000
  • Sey Wava – 10 August 1963
  • Anna Julia Haywood Cooper – 10 August 1858 –died 27 February 196
  • Jabari Asim – 11 August 1962
  • Jabari Asim – 11 August 1962
  • Alexander Murray Palmer – 11 August 1921 –died 10 February 1992
  • Shon Kole Black – 11 August 1975
  • Cornelis Jacobus Langenhoven – 13 August 1873 –  died 15 July 1932
  • Bryce Courtenay – 14 August 1933 – died 22 November 2012
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