October 27, 2009

Supernatural tales are both enjoyable & educational

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

The dark-thirty is the half hour before nightfall, when monsters and ghosts were about to come out. These spine-tingling tales are rooted in African-American history and culture. Some depict the horror of slavery and racism, adding an extra element of terror that educate as well as entertain.

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