The St. Louis Post Dispatch carries the news of the death of Fredrick McKissack. Mr. McKissack co-authored many books with his wife, Patricia McKissack. According to the article, he also helped with research on books that did not bear his name as well.
Fredrick McKissack died on Sunday at the age of 73. Together with his wife, they wrote more than 100 books for children and adults many of which focused on African-Americans and civil rights.