February 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Martin Rising by Andrea Davis Pinkney | SLJ Review

Gr 4 Up –A powerful celebration of Martin Luther King Jr., set against the last few months of his life and written in verse.

Why the Great Green Room is Green, Facing Censorship, and More from BookFest @ Bank Street

During the event at Manhattan’s Bank Street College of Education, Leonard S. Marcus, Brian Pinkney, Jason Chin, Coe Booth, Tim Federle, Matt de la Peña, and others talked about why they do what they do.

Great Books About Eggs and Chicks

Bursting with a sense of exhilarating discovery, natural renewal, and out-and-out exuberance, these 12 lively books for young readers about eggs and chicks are just right for spring.

No More “Yucky Spinach” | The Nonfiction of Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

“I am sick of nonfiction that is yucky spinach!” Andrea Davis Pinkney told her audience at the 2013 National Book Festival. Have no fear…she and Brian Pinkney serve up works as tasty as homemade pie.

From Diversity to Civil Rights | Nonfiction Notes, August 2013

The diversity of our nation and our struggle for civil rights are clear themes in this month’s new titles. Among our selections are two books that address the historic 1963 March on Washington, celebrating its 50th anniversary this month: one in graphic format for older students written by John Lewis, and the other, a picture book by Andrea Davis Pinkney.