Andrea Davis Pinkney



Born: September 25, 1963 Washington , DC
Raised: Connecticut
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Husband: Brian Pinkney
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Husband Brian Pinkney convinced her to switch from magazines to book editing, and eventually to begin writing books for children.
She went on and became an award-winning author of books for children of all ages.
Current home: Brooklyn, NY
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One of her greatest books is: Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down.
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Awards: She won Parenting publication
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Majored in: Journalism at Syracuse University
Graduated Syracuse: 1985
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Hobbies: Singing and Dancing
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Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa (2002)
Mim's Christmas Jam (2001)
Dear Mr. President: Abraham Lincoln: Letters from a Slave Girl (2001)
Let it Shine! Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters (2000) – Winner of Coretta Scott King author award
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story (1999)
Raven in a Dove House (1998)
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and his Orchestra (1998)
Watch Me Dance (1997)
Shake Shake Shake (1997)
Solo Girl (1997)
Pretty Brown Face (1997)
I Smell Honey (1997)
Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin' Cowboy (1996)
Hold Fast to Dreams (1995)
Dear Benjamin Banneker (1994)
Alvin Ailey (1993) with Tylania Moore
Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down (2010)
  • "Bird in a Box"
  • "Boycott Blues"

How she got interested in writing books: She always wondered who wrote booklater she became interested in writing books