A digital exhibit, in conjunction with the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture of the Association of Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association.
Click links to the left to access the online exhibit. For example: If you would like to see the art and manuscript pages for Alvin Ailey, click Performing Arts.
About the exhibit
This exhibit displays original manuscript pages, artist dummies, picture book proofs, and original art and sketches selected from among Andrea Davis Pinkney’s more than 20 published children’s and young adult titles. The exhibit will provide insight into one writer’s creative process as well as a peek into editorial practice.
About Andrea Davis Pinkney
Writer, editor, and publisher Andrea Davis Pinkney, vice president and editor at large of Scholastic’s Trade Books, will deliver the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture on May 3, 2014 at the University of Minnesota.
The American Library Association’s Arbuthnot committee recognized Pinkney for her significant contributions to literature for young people provided through a body of work that brings a deeper understanding of African American heritage.
Books written by Andrea Davis Pinkney:
Alvin Ailey. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Hyperion books for Children, 1993.
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1993.
Hold Fast To Dreams. William Morrow and Company, 1995.
Dear Benjamin Banneker. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Harcourt Brace and Company, 1996.
Solo Girl. illustrated by Nneka Bennerr. Hyperion Books for Children, 1997.
Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney, 1998.
Raven in a Dove House. Harcourt Brace, 1998.
Silent Thunder: A Civil War Story. Hyperion Books for Children, 1999.
Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters. Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Harcourt, 2000.
Abraham Lincoln: Letters From A Slave Girl. Winslow Press, 2001.
Mim's Christmas Jam. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Harcourt, 2001.
Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa. Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2002.
Fishing Day. Illustrated by Shane Evans. Hyperion Books for Children/Jump at the Sun, 2003.
Peggony-Po: A Whale of a Tale. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Hyperion Books for Children/Jump at the Sun, 2006.
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired A Nation. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Greenwillow Books, 2008.
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Disney/jump at the Sun, 2009.
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Little, Brown, 2010.
Bird in a Box. Illustrated by Sean Qualls. Little, Brown, 2011.
With the Might if Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson. Scholastic Press, 2011.
Hand In Hand, Ten Black Men Who Changed America.Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Disney/Jump at the Sun, 2012.
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney. Little, Brown, 2013.
Curator: Lisa Von Drasek. Exhibit Designer: Darren Terpstra. Online Exhibit Design: Katharine Anderson. Thank you to Andrea and Brian Pinkney for providing materials. Thank you to Hachette, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.