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Pinkney, J. Brian

Overview
Works: 135 works in 510 publications in 5 languages and 67,049 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biographies  Fiction  History  Picture books  Literature  Folklore  Poetry  Horror fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.S227, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by J. Brian Pinkney
The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural by Pat McKissack( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable. With an extraordinary gift for suspense, McKissack brings us ten original spine-tingling tales inspired by African-American history and the mystery of that eerie half-hour before nightfall--the dark thirty. "The atmosphere of each selection is skillfully developed and sustained to the very end. Pinkney's stark scratchboard illustrations evoke an eerie mood, which heightens the suspense of each tale. This is a stellar collection for both public and school libraries looking for absorbing books to hook young readers. Storytellers will also find it a goldmine."
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 3,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician and composer who, along with his orchestra, created music that was beyond category
The faithful friend by Robert D San Souci( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique
Happy birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to a great civil rights leader. In simple words and beautiful scratchboard illustrations, the story of King's life and his commitment to understanding between races is told. Though this is in a picture-book format, the care taken in writing the text has made it very accessible to young readers. The focus is on King's ability to bring people together in this simple biography. The focus is on King's ability to bring people together in this simple biography. Annotation. Much more than a biography, this book is an examination of the principles set forth by the renowned civil rights leader. The author highlights King's most brilliant moments, which will help readers better appreciate his accomplishments. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc
The dream keeper and other poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience
Cendrillon : a Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D San Souci( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You may think you already know this story about a beautiful servant girl, a cruel stepmother, a magnificent ball, and a lost slipper. But you've never heard it for true. Now you can hear the tale from someone who was there: a poor washerwoman from the island of Martinique. She has just one thing in the world to love, her goddaughter Cendrillon. When she finds Cendrillon heartsick over a rich man's son, at first she doesn't know what to do. But she has sharp wits, a strong will, and the magic wand her mother left her--and soon she has a plan to give her dear Cendrillon the gift of a love that will change her life. Adapted from a traditional Creole story, this fresh retelling captures all the age-old romance and magic of Cinderella, melding it with the vivid beauty of the Caribbean and the musical language of the islands." -- Publisher's description
Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day
Sukey and the mermaid by Robert D San Souci( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 1,962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid
Seven candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral values
In the time of the drums by Kim L Siegelson( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship
I have a dream by Martin Luther King( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, jr., as they were presented in his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963
Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement."--Amazon.com
Max found two sticks by J. Brian Pinkney( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans, echoing the city sounds around him
Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star
Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Recording )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
Cut from the same cloth : American women of myth, legend, and tall tale by Robert D San Souci( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty stories about legendary American women, drawing from folktales, popular stories, and ballads
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the eighteenth-century black tobacco farmer who taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and clockmaking; became famous for his almanacs, and assisted in the original survey of Washington, D.C
Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes
Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sojourner Truth was born into slavery, but became a free woman. Freedom meant so much to Sojourner, she used the power of speech to help end slavery
The adventures of sparrowboy by J. Brian Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an encounter with a sparrow, Henry finds he is able to fly just like his favorite comic book hero HawkMan
 
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The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural
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Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestraThe faithful friendHappy birthday, Martin Luther KingThe dream keeper and other poemsCendrillon : a Caribbean CinderellaSukey and the mermaidSeven candles for KwanzaaIn the time of the drums
Alternative Names
J. Brian Pinkney

Pinkney, B.

Pinkney, Brian.

Pinkney, Brian 1961-

Pinkney, J. Brian

Pinkney, J. Brian 1961-

Pinkney, Jerry Brian.

Pinkney, Jerry Brian 1961-

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