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Pinkney, J. Brian

Overview
Works: 101 works in 337 publications in 8 languages and 59,183 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Folklore  Poetry  Pictorial works  Short stories  Fairy tales 
Roles: Illustrator, Author
Classifications: PZ8.1.S227, B
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Publications about J. Brian Pinkney
Publications by J. Brian Pinkney
Most widely held works by J. Brian Pinkney
The dark-thirty : Southern tales of the supernatural by Pat McKissack( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,907 libraries worldwide
A collection of ghost stories with African American themes, designed to be told during the Dark Thirty--the half hour before sunset--when ghosts seem all too believable
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 3,081 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
The faithful friend by Robert D San Souci( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2,774 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the traditional tale from the French West Indies in which two friends, Clement and Hippolyte, encounter love, zombies, and danger on the island of Martinique
Happy birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,287 libraries worldwide
An introduction to a great civil rights leader
Sukey and the mermaid by Robert D San Souci( Book )
7 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 2,115 libraries worldwide
Unhappy with her life at home, Sukey receives kindness and wealth from Mama Jo the mermaid
Cendrillon : a Caribbean Cinderella by Robert D San Souci( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,098 libraries worldwide
A Creole variant of the familiar Cinderella tale set in the Caribbean and narrated by the godmother who helps Cendrillon find true love
The dream keeper and other poems by Langston Hughes( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,081 libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty-six poems, selected by the author for young readers, including lyrical poems, songs, and blues, many exploring the black experience
Seven candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,921 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
In the time of the drums by Kim L Siegelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
Mentu, an American-born slave boy, watches his beloved grandmother, Twi, lead the insurrection at Teakettle Creek of Ibo people arriving from Africa on a slave ship
Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America by Andrea Marion Pinkney( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,827 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
Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,600 libraries worldwide
Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star
Cut from the same cloth : American women of myth, legend, and tall tale by Robert D San Souci( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,556 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty stories about legendary American women, drawing from folktales, popular stories, and ballads
Max found two sticks by J. Brian Pinkney( Book )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,489 libraries worldwide
Although he doesn't feel like talking, a young boy responds to questions by drumming on various objects, including a bucket, hat boxes, and garbage cans, echoing the city sounds around him
Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
Sit-in : how four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,359 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 adventures of sparrowboy by J. Brian Pinkney( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
After an encounter with a sparrow, Henry finds he is able to fly just like his favorite comic book hero HawkMan
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,329 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
The boy and the ghost by Robert D San Souci( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in 6 languages and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
A poor boy hopes to win a fortune for himself and his family by spending the night in a haunted house and bravely standing up to a frightening ghost
Sojourner Truth's step-stomp stride by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,233 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
Martin & Mahalia : his words, her song by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,175 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
 
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Alternative Names
J. Brian Pinkney
Pinkney, Brian
Pinkney, Brian 1961-
Pinkney, J. Brian
Pinkney, J. Brian 1961-
Pinkney, Jerry Brian
Pinkney, Jerry Brian 1961-
Languages
English (155)
French (2)
Tswana (1)
Chinese (1)
Xhosa (1)
Sotho (1)
Spanish (1)
Afrikaans (1)
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