The House You Pass On The Way

When her aunt’s adopted daughter Tyler comes to stay with them for the summer, Staggerlee, a self-proclaimed loner, finds a soulmate in Tyler, but their intense feelings for each other catch them off guard and force them to make some difficult decisions.

Porch Lies: Tales of Slicksters, Tricksters, and Other Wily Characters

This is a collection of African American short stories. McKissack based the stories on those she heard as a child while sitting on her grandparents’ porch.

Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom

Recounts the journey of Black slaves to freedom via the underground railroad, an extended group of people who helped fugitive slaves in many ways.