Author & Illustrator

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

Most Recent Book
Puppy Truck book

"About" from Simon & Schuster website

chapter Books

Martin Luther King, Jr. · civil rights movement · activism
Martin Rising

picture Books

dogs · trucks
Puppy Truck
In Your Hands book
wish · African American · babies
In Your Hands
activism · civil rights movement · Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song


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