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Brian Pinkney


Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous acclaimed books for children, including Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song; On the Ball; The Faithful Friend; Duke Ellington; and In the Time of the Drums. His many awards include two Caldecott Honors, a Coretta Scott King Illustration Award, four Coretta Scott King Illustration Honors, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and frequent collaborator, Andrea Davis Pinkney. Visit him at

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Robert D. San Souci
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Carole Boston Weatherford
Andrea Pinkney
Linda Sue Park

Book Dedications by Brian Pinkney

  • To Andrea, who inspires me to hear life's music.
    Max Found Two Sticks

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Brian Pinkney, Robert D. San Souci
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