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Pinkney, J. Brian

Overview
Works: 80 works in 299 publications in 3 languages and 57,631 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  History  Folklore  Poetry  Short stories  Fairy tales 
Roles: Illustrator
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 )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,909 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 )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 3,056 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 )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 2,764 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 )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 2,244 libraries worldwide
An introduction to a great civil rights leader
Sukey and the mermaid by Robert D San Souci( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 2,112 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,074 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 )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,067 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
In the time of the drums by Kim L Siegelson( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 1,916 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
Seven candles for Kwanzaa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,892 libraries worldwide
Describes the origins and practices of Kwanzaa, the seven-day festival during which people of African descent rejoice in their ancestral values
Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,640 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,605 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 )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 1,559 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 )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,484 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( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,394 libraries worldwide
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
The adventures of sparrowboy by J. Brian Pinkney( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 1,371 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 1,325 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
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 1,302 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 boy and the ghost by Robert D San Souci( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 libraries worldwide
A poor boy hopes to win a fortune for himself and his fa mily by spending the night in a haunted house and bravel y 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 1,197 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
Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience
 
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Alternative Names
J. Brian Pinkney
Pinkney, Brian
Pinkney, J. Brian
Pinkney, J. Brian, 1961-
Languages
English (152)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (1)
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