Literature: "Dear America: Color Me Dark" by Patricia McKissack
These sites are about the “Dear America” book “Color Me Black” by Patricia McKissack. There are author biographies, excerpts, and book reviews. Also includes information about the themes of the book, such as the Chicago Race Riots of 1919. There are links to the eThemes Resources on Historical Fiction.
Scholastic: "Color Me Dark" Discussion Guide
This discussion guide for Patricia McKissack's "Color Me Dark" includes a note to the discussion leader, summary of the novel, questions for thinking about the book, and a list of student activities.
An Interview with Patricia McKissack about "Color Me Dark"
Read what the author has to say about the novel "Color Me Dark,"what she learned while researching for the novel, and what she hopes readers will take away from the story.
Cue Sheet: "Color Me Dark"
This eight page PDF looks at the stage production of "Color Me Dark" by Patricia McKissack. Includes information on fiction and fact, providing rich reference information on the historical relevance of the story.
Biography: Patricia McKissack
Here is a biography of Patricia McKissack, author of "Color Me Dark." NOTE: This site contains ads.
Reading Rockets: Interview with Patricia and Frederick McKissack
This video interview with the writing duo Patricia and Frederick McKissack talk about where they get their story ideas, what it is like writing together, and more.
Meet the Author
This site includes a story about the author of "Color Me Dark", Patricia McKissack, and a list of other books she has written.
Author Info: Patricia McKissack
Find out about the author. NOTE: This site contains ads and some of the links to external sites are broken.
Learn more about this city that provides the setting for "Color Me Dark." Includes sections on the history and neighborhoods of the city. NOTE: This site includes pop-up ads.
Race Riots in Chicago 1919
This site is all about the race riots in Chicago in 1919, one of the subjects of "Color Me Black." The site includes pictures, and information about the causes of the riots and what happened after the riots.
eThemes Resource: Writing: Historical Fiction
Learn more about the genre of historical fiction. There are definitions and listings of recommended children's books, plus lesson plans and classroom activities. Includes links to eThemes Resources on various historical fiction books.