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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Overview
Works: 45 works in 171 publications in 3 languages and 27,534 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Poetry  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: PZ7.P6333, B
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Andrea Davis Pinkney
Publications by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Most widely held works about Andrea Davis Pinkney
 
Most widely held works by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 3,086 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
Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,050 libraries worldwide
Tells the stories of ten African-American women freedom fighters
Bill Pickett, rodeo-ridin' cowboy by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
4 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
Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,417 libraries worldwide
A brief recounting of the career of this jazz musician in the voice of "Scat Cat Monroe."
Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 1,328 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
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
Boycott blues : how Rosa Parks inspired a nation by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,153 libraries worldwide
Illustrations and rhythmic text recall the December, 1955, bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama
Silent thunder : a Civil War story by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War
Alvin Ailey by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
Describes the life, dancing, and choreography of Alvin Ailey, who created his own modern dance company to explore the black experience
Peggony-Po : a whale of a tale by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Peggony-Po, carved out of wood by his father, a one-legged whaler, determines to catch the huge whale that ate his father's leg
With the might of angels : the diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 985 libraries worldwide
In 1955 Hadley, Virginia, twelve-year-old Dawnie Rae Johnson, a tomboy who excels at baseball and at her studies, becomes the first African American student to attend the all-white Prettyman Coburn school, turning her world upside down. Includes historical notes about the period
Bird in a box by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
In 1936, three children meet at the Mercy Home for Negro Orphans in New York State, and while not all three are orphans, they are all dealing with grief and loss which together, along with the help of a sympathetic staff member and the boxing matches of Joe Louis, they manage to overcome. Includes author's notes
Fishing day by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
When Reenie and her mother, who are African Americans, go fishing, Reenie decides to share the secret of their success with their needy white neighbors
Mim's Christmas jam by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 805 libraries worldwide
When Pap goes away to build the New York City subway in 1915, his family sends him Mother's special jam which works magic in returning him home to celebrate Christmas
Silent thunder a Civil War story by Andrea Davis Pinkney( file )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
In 1862 eleven-year-old Summer and her thirteen-year-old brother Rosco take turns describing how life on the quiet Virginia plantation where they are slaves is affected by the Civil War
Sleeping Cutie by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Cutie LaRue is perfect in nearly every way, but her sleeplessness causes problems for her parents until they send for a new toy that introduces Cutie to the Dreamland Nightclub
The red pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
"After her tribal village is attacked by militants, Amira, a young Sudanese girl, must flee to safety at a refugee camp, where she finds hope and the chance to pursue an education in the form of a single red pencil and the friendship and encouragement ofa wise elder"--
Abraham Lincoln : letters from a slave girl by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
A fictional correspondence between President Abraham Lincoln and a twelve-year-old slave girl that discusses his decision to write the Emancipation Proclamation
Solo Girl by Andrea Davis Pinkney( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Although she is good at math, Cass wishes that she could jump rope as well as the group she watches in her new neighborhood
 
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Alternative Names
Davis Pinkney, Andrea 1963-
Pinkney, Andrea
Languages
English (105)
Spanish (3)
Chinese (1)
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