The Marriage of Words and Pictures: A FAN Event with Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney

We're so happy to join Family Action Network in welcoming in the New York Times bestselling and award-winning husband and wife collaborators, Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney as they offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how they’ve created over 70 books for children and young adults. This virtual program is free and open to the public. Registration is required--click HERE to reserve your place. 

Through storytelling, imagery, and theatricality, the Pinkneys impart their wisdom on what we can all do to become social justice practitioners through book selection. In this highly interactive program, the couple shares how books and reading have the power to help generations of caregivers, educators, librarians, and communities build life-long literacy habits, from the earliest ages through young adulthood.

The Pinkneys invite you into their creative studio to show what it takes to make a difference through reading, drawing, and visual literacy. Their presentation includes storytelling, imagery, drawing demonstrations, humor and music, as well as practical tools for motivating kids to embrace the joy and power of reading.

This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and their YouTube channel.

The Pinkneys recommend three of their books for this event: Martin Rising: Requiem for a King; Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down; and Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It.

Event date: 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

Online Zoom webinar!
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316070164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - February 3rd, 2010

It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.

A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.


Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316536776
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 29th, 2020

From a bestselling and award-winning husband and wife team comes an innovative, beautifully illustrated novel that delivers a front-row seat to the groundbreaking moments in history that led to African Americans earning the right to vote.

"Right here, I'm sharing the honest-to-goodness." -- Loretta


Martin Rising: Requiem For a King Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545702539
Availability: On Our Shelves Now--Subject to Availability
Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* "Unique and remarkable."