So glad you decided to stop by for a visit.

Come on in, and sit for a spell.

There's plenty to see and hear, so just make yourself at home!


Feel free to read a little about my books




Here's a sneak peek of our Book Launch Party at

 Towne Book Center

As Fast As Words Could Fly was chosen by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for their literacy website: Storyline Online. Watch actor, Dulé Hill read my book!

             2019 Mom's Choice Award Gold 

             Published by Mascot Books

    Illustrated by award-winning illustrator,

                           Tiffani J. Smith

2007 New Voices Award Winner

Published by Lee & Low Books

Illustrated by award-winning illustrator,

Eric Velasquez

"This well-crafted tale would be an excellent complement to overviews of the Civil Rights Movement." (School Library Journal)

"Told from a personal viewpoint and appended with a powerful author's note, this is a story to share across generations." (Booklist)

Read Excerpt

Color Struck received the
Flamingnet Top Choice Award
July 28, 2011!

"I wish I could've read Color Struck by a fireplace because you escape right into the book when "listening" to Grandma Bell tell her story. This was one of the most emotionally-charged books I've read."
(Urban Reviews)

"The Tucks have brought a story of healing and forgiving. I recommend this book for young adults. They will get to learn a little of how African Americans struggled within their own community. And see how far we have come and hopefully not repeat the same mistakes."
(APOOO BookClub)

Chosen as a "No Place for Hate" book by Pine Forge Elementary
(2012-2013 school year)


Book Summary: Judah Tuck has ten siblings, and he's on a mission to give the old woman who lives in a shoe some advice on how to manage a large family! Although a typical day in the Tuck family may contain some chaos, Judah and his siblings find a way to pull things together before Daddy comes home. Join Mom, Judah, and his brothers and sisters as they work through the day. . . and learn what family is truly all about.


Book Summary: Fourteen-year-old Mason Steele takes pride in turning his Pa's excited ramblings about the latest civil rights incidents into handwritten business letters. One day Pa brings Mason a gift from his civil rights group:  an old manual typewriter that Mason cherishes.

When the civil rights group wins a school desegregation case, Mason discovers that he will attend a formerly all-white high school. Facing his fears and adversity from students and faculty, Mason excels in school -- particularly typing. Mason decides to bravely take a stand at the county typing tournament, using his typing talent to break racial barriers.

This story is based on the life of Pamela's father, Moses Teel, Jr.

Moses Teel Jr. around the same age as Mason in
As Fast As Words Could Fly

Want to find out the "truths" behind the character, Mason?

Click Here to read a moving interview with my dad, Moses Teel, Jr.

(A voice from the Civil Rights Movement)


Book Summary: "A deathbed shouldn't be the peacemaker in this family." Fifteen-year-old Renee Steele never understood what PaPa's words meant, until she's caught in the middle of a growing battle between her two older cousins. Their clashing attitudes regarding skin tone, trigger a sensitive nerve in their Grandma Bell.

As tension mounts between the three girls, Grandma Bell detects trouble returning from the grave. She’s determined to stop it, and takes the girls on a quest back in time to do it.

Her narrative begins with her secret courtship and eloping with Pa-Pa, “Buck Steele”, because their fathers are archenemies. Due to a lack of money, the newlyweds are forced to live with Buck’s parents, Silas and Emma. Grandma Bell's newlywed dreams turn into her worst nightmare, as she begins her married life as the despised dark-skinned daughter-in-law. Her presence does more than anger her in-laws…it haunts them!


Book Summary: Sheldon is a tall, lonely mushroom surrounded by beautiful flowers. He is often teased because he is so plain and doesn't have a pleasant aroma. Because of his quiet nature and different appearance, he is ignored by the bugs and flowers as they enjoy  themselves dancing and singing. To everyone's surprise, Sheldon is needed in a life-saving emergency, and his significance is discovered when he turns into the hero of the day. The rhyming songs are extra tools used to express the valuable lessons of being kind, being humble, and helping others.


  © 2018. Pamela M. Tuck. All rights reserved.


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