Meet Children's Book Author Andrea Davis Pinkney

Image advertising Meet Children's Book Author Andrea Davis Pinkney at Oakland Public Library

Andrea Davis 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.  During the course of her career, Pinkney has launched many high-profile publishing and entertainment entities, including 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. Her books include Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit-In, Hand in Hand, and Martin & Mahalia

Join 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 or 510-238-6706 and wait for confirmation; space is limited.



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