Authors around the net react to the death of Fred McKissack

Award-winning author Fredrick L. McKissack, who with his wife and partner Patricia created more than 100 books profiling African-American heroes and illuminating aspects of the African-American experience, died of heart failure on Sunday, April 28.   He was 73. McKissack was born and grew up in Nashville, Tenn., where he earned a B.S. from Tennessee Agricultural…