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Andrea Davis Pinkney

Biography

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Pinkney is the author of many award-winning books for children, including SIT-IN: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down. Many were collaborations with her husband, illustrator Brian Pinkney. She is also an editor at Scholastic. They live in Brooklyn with their two children.

Andrea Davis Pinkney

Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney

by Andrea Davis Pinkney - Children (Ages 9-12)

Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities.

Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney with illustrations by Brian Pinkney - Picture

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, and his strong voice and powerful message were joined and lifted in song by world-renowned gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. The stories of these two powerful voices and lives are told side-by-side following the journey from their youth to a culmination at this historical event when they united as one and inspiring kids to find their own voices and speak up for what is right.

written by Andrea Davis Pinkney , illustrated by Brian Pinkney - African American Interest, History, Nonfiction

HAND IN HAND presents the stories of 10 men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects’ childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the “freedom chain.”

by Andrea Davis Pinkney - Fiction

Willie and Otis know Joe has a good chance of becoming the country's next heavyweight champion. What they don't know is that during this unforgettable year, the three of them will become friends.