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Title:The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Turtleback Books
ISBN:0606107797
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Number of Pages:122
Category:Short stories, Horror, Childrens, Young adult, Historical fiction, Fantasy

The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural by Patricia C. McKissack

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Dark-Thirty: Southern Tales of the Supernatural A collection of ghost stories with African American themes designed to be told during the Dark Thirty the half hour before sunset when ghosts seem all too believable

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In Nzingha is the strong intelligent daughter of the Ngola leader of the Mbundu people of Ndongo in modern day Angola loyal to her people and willing to fight for them Unfortunately because she is a girl her brother is the favored child in training to become the next Ngola even though he is whiny stupid and slow according to Nzingha But Ajala a respected seer believes that Nzingha is destined to be the leader of Ndongo and begins preparing her for this future Nzingha s father fights to keep the Portuguese from taking over their homeland yet it is Nzingha ultimately who acts as the go between for her people and the Portuguese negotiating acceptable relations in order to keep peace and power for the Mbundu p Based on true historical events places people and customs this novel portrays the fascinating details of a remarkable young woman s strength and courage in defending her world against subterfuge spies and the onslaught of the Portuguese Historical notes photos illustrations maps the Ngola family tree and a glossary and pronunciation guide are included for a comprehensive understanding of a complex era Patricia McKissack is the well respected and award winning author of over children s books and historical novels including the Newbery Honor book i The Dark Thirty Southern Tales of the Supernatural i and i Color Me Dark The Diary of Nellie Lee Love i from the Dear America series Ages to i Emilie Coulter i p, div In acclaimed author Patricia McKissack s latest addition to the Dear America line Lozette a French slave whose masters uproot her and bring her to America must find her place in the New World br br Arriving with her French masters in upstate New York at the tail end of the French Indian War Lozette Zettie an orphaned slave girl is confronted with new landscapes new conditions and new conflicts As her masters are torn between their own nationality and their somewhat reluctant new allegiance to the British colonial government Zettie too must reconsider her own loyalties div, b Day or two later b br p Freedom is one of the first words I teached myself to write Down in the Quarters people pray for freedom they sing bout freedom but to keep Mas Henley from knowin their true feelings they call freedom heaven Everybody s mind is on freedom br p p But it is a word that aine never showed me no picture While fannin this afternoon my eyes fell on freedom in a book William was readin No wonder I don t see nothin I been spellin it F R E D U M br p p I put the right letters in my head to make sure I remembered their place F R E E D O M I just now wrote it Still no picture p, From highly acclaimed award winning author Patricia McKissack comes a powerful poignant and timely tale of segregation family and one surprising friendship br br The year is the place is Missouri and twelve year old Rosemary Patterson is about to make history She is one of the first African American students to enter the white school in her town Headstrong smart Rosemary welcomes the challenge but starting this new school gets more daunting when her best friend is hospitalized for polio Suddenly Rosemary must face all the stares and whispers alone But when the girl who has shown her the most cruelty becomes an unlikely confidante Rosemary learns important truths about the power of friendship to overcome prejudice