Meet Children's Book Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author and Publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney will be appearing at the Oakland Main Library on Monday September 22nd

Did you know there are many award-winning children's book authors coming to town next week for the sold-out ALSC National Institute?  That's where a lot of us will be, but we jumped at the chance to ask Andrea Davis Pinkney to stay a little longer in town to meet with you at your Main Library, on Monday September 22nd at 1:30pm

Martin and MahaliaMs. Pinkney is a Coretta Scott King Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer of more than 20 books for children and young adults including picture books, novels and nonfiction. These books include Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit-In,Hand in Hand, and Martin & Mahalia.   Ms. Pinkney is also a publisher, and launched Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Publishing’s Jump at the Sun imprint, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company. 

Red Pencil Book CoverJoin Ms. Pinkney for conversation as she introduces her newest title, The Red Pencil, a novel in verse about a Sudanese girl turning twelve in the early days of the Darfur conflict.

Groups (grades 4-6 recommended) must register in advance with Nina Lindsay, Supervising Librarian for Children's Services at nlindsay@oaklandlibrary.org and wait for confirmation; space is very limited.

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