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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Overview
Works: 84 works in 274 publications in 4 languages and 36,560 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  History  Fiction  Poetry  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 3,115 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 2,036 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 1,907 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 1,885 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
Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 1,572 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 1,533 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
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 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
The red pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement of a wise elder
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,311 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
Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,296 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,270 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 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,121 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 1,070 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 )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,004 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 933 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
Jump back, honey : the poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Paul Laurence Dunbar( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar, including "A Boy's Summer Song," "The Sparrow," and "Little Brown Baby."
Fishing day by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 909 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
Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 906 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 790 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 (115)

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