Books written by Andrea Davis Pinkney


Little Brown & Company | February 3, 2010 | 40 pages
The Pinkneys present a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Woolworth lunch counter sit-in, when four college kids staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement. Full color.  More Info

Martin Rising

Scholastic Press | January 2, 2018 | 128 pages
In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life -- and of his assassination -- through metaphor, spirituality, and multi-layers of meaning. Andrea's stunning poetic requiem, illustrated with Brian's... More Info

The Red Pencil

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | September 16, 2014 | 336 pages
"Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But... More Info

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | August 6, 2013 | 40 pages
They were each born with the gift of gospel. Martin's voice kept people in their seats, but also sent their praises soaring. Mahalia's voice was brass-and-butter - strong and smooth at the same time. With Martin's sermons and Mahalia's songs, folks were free to shout, to sing their joy. On August... More Info

Peace Warriors

Scholastic Reference | August 1, 2013 | 144 pages
Meet six heroic social activists. The next book in our six-in-one, full-color bio series will focus on Peace Warriors. Featuring men and women who have worked passionately to pioneer peaceful solutions to violent conflicts throughout history. Our peace warriors will include Mahatma Gandhi, Martin... More Info