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.
It was February 1, 1960.
They didn't need menus. Their order was simple.
A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.
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
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."