Author Visit with Andrea Davis Pinkey
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Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney is best known for her biographies about extraordinary African-Americans. She has written more than 20 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Duke Ellington, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award; and Alvin Ailey, a Parenting Publication Gold medal winner.
Her presentation is very interactive and fun for students and teachers, children and adults. It involves PowerPoint, singing, audience participation, show-and-tell, and lots of feedback from participants. She also reads from sections of certain books, depending on the age of participants.