Author & Illustrator

Brian Pinkney

Biography

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 BrianPinkney.net.

Time for Kenny
Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell It
Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time
Puppy Truck
Hip-Hop Lollipop
Martin Rising
In Your Hands
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
Cendrillon : A Caribbean Cinderella
Max Found Two Sticks

Most Popular Brian Pinkney Books

    Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a Time
    Linda Sue Park, Brian Pinkney
    Alvin Ailey
    Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney
    Cendrillon : A Caribbean Cinderella
    Robert D. San Souci, Brian Pinkney
    Puppy Truck
    Brian Pinkney
    Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America
    Andrea Pinkney, Brian Pinkney
    Martin Rising
    Andrea Davis Pinkney, Brian Pinkney

Book Stats

3
Authored
12
Illustrated
5
Collaborators

All Brian Pinkney Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2021Time for KennyBrian Pinkney40
2020Loretta Little Looks Back: Three Voices Go Tell ItAndrea Davis Pinkney224
2019Nya's Long Walk: A Step at a TimeLinda Sue Park32
2019Puppy TruckBrian Pinkney40
2018Hip-Hop Lollipop32
2018Martin RisingAndrea Davis Pinkney128
2017In Your HandsCarole Boston Weatherford32
2013Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her SongAndrea Davis Pinkney40
2012Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed AmericaAndrea Pinkney256
1998Cendrillon : A Caribbean CinderellaRobert D. San Souci40
1997Max Found Two SticksBrian Pinkney40
1995Alvin AileyAndrea Pinkney32

Collaborators

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

Book Dedications by Brian Pinkney

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