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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Overview
Works: 87 works in 291 publications in 4 languages and 37,206 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History  Biography  Fiction  Novels in verse  Biographies  Picture books  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.P6333, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 3,102 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
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives these 10 women led are part of an incredible story about courage in the face of oppression, about the challenges and triumphs of the battle for civil rights, and about speaking out for what you believe in-- even when it feels like no one is listening
Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,934 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
Seven candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa--a seven-day commemoration of an ancient African harvest ritual. The book explains the origins, language, and daily themes of this warm and festive holiday. Each domestic scene is framed in a border of traditional African patterns. Details and human interactions in each drawing speak to the core meaning of the holiday--that of honoring one's family, community, and heritage
Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,563 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
Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,558 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
The red pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Recording )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,312 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
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Banneker was born free when most blacks were still enslaved. A self-taught mathematician and astronomer, he was the author of the first published almanac written by a black man. Throughout his life Bannecker was troubled that all blacks were not free. So, in 1791, he sent a letter to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. Here is the extraordinary correspondence between the two men
Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,265 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
Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and rhythmic text recall the December, 1955, bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience
Silent thunder : a Civil War story by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War
With the might of angels : the diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period
Peggony-Po : a whale of a tale by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peggony-Po, carved out of wood by his father, a one-legged whaler, determines to catch the huge whale that ate his father's leg
Fishing day by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Reenie and her mother, who are African Americans, go fishing, Reenie decides to share the secret of their success with their needy white neighbors
A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his -- and Keats's -- neighborhood
Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes
Rhythm ride : a road trip through the Motown sound by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--
 
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Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra
Alternative Names
Andrea Davis Pinkney American writer

Andrea Davis Pinkney Amerikaans schrijfster

Davis Pinkney, Andrea 1963-

Pinkney, Andrea

Languages
English (118)

Arabic (3)

Spanish (3)

Chinese (1)

Covers
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fightersSeven candles for KwanzaaBill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboySit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting downElla Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosaDear Benjamin BannekerSojourner Truth's step-stomp strideBoycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation