Did you know there are many award-winning children's book authors coming to town next week for the sold-out ALSC National Institute? That's where a lot of us will be, but we jumped at the chance to ask Andrea Davis Pinkney to stay a little longer in town to meet with you at your Main Library, on Monday September 22nd at 1:30pm.
Ms. Pinkney is a Coretta Scott King Award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer of more than 20 books for children and young adults including picture books, novels and nonfiction. These books include Bird in a Box and several collaborations with her husband Brian Pinkney, including Sit-In,Hand in Hand, and Martin & Mahalia. Ms. Pinkney is also a publisher, and launched Hyperion Books for Children/Disney Publishing’s Jump at the Sun imprint, the first African American children’s book imprint at a major publishing company.
Join Ms. Pinkney for conversation as she introduces her newest title, The Red Pencil, a novel in verse about a Sudanese girl turning twelve in the early days of the Darfur conflict.
Groups (grades 4-6 recommended) must register in advance with Nina Lindsay, Supervising Librarian for Children's Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and wait for confirmation; space is very limited.