Grade 6

Theme 4: Discovering Ancient Cultures

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay

The Royal Kingdoms of Ghana, Mali, and Songhay by Patricia & Fredrick McKissack

Henry Holt and Company

Meet the Authors

Wife-and-husband writing team Patricia and Fredrick McKissack began collaborating in the early 1980s, when they both faced turning points in their careers. Fredrick had been a civil engineer and then a construction worker. Patricia had been a junior high English teacher and then a children's book editor. One day Fredrick asked Patricia, "If you could do anything you want to do in this whole wide world for the rest of your life, what would you do?" Patricia responded, "Write books." Fredrick said he'd like to join her. So the two of them, with the help of their three young sons, set out to make that dream come true.

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