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Brian Pinkney


Brian Pinkney

Brian Pinkney was awarded a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Honor for illustration for THE FAITHFUL FRIEND by Robert D. San Souci, which was also named an ALA Notable Book. Although Brian Pinkney read comics and delivered papers when he was growing up, he never had an encounter with a mysterious sparrow...or did he? Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Andrea, and their daughter, Chloe.

Brian Pinkney

Books by Brian Pinkney

Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney and Illustrated by Brian Pinkney - Children's, Children's 9-12, History, Nonfiction

In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life --- and of his assassination --- through metaphor, spirituality and multilayers of meaning. Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's lyrical and colorful artwork, brings a fresh perspective to Martin Luther King, the Gandhi-like, peace-loving activist whose dream of equality -- and whose courage to make it happen --- changed the course of American history. And even in his death, he continues to transform and inspire all of us who share his dream.

Written by Patricia McKissack with illustrations by Brian Pinkney - African American Interest, Anthology, Music

From Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Honor winner Brian Pinkney comes an extraordinary must-have collection of classic playtime favorites. This very special book is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families and will inspire joy in all who read it.

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.”