Andrea Davis Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed books for young readers, including picture books, novels, poetry and works of non-fiction. Her books have received multiple awards including the Coretta Scott King, Boston Globe/Horn Book and the American Library Association Arbuthnot Lecture.

In 2017, A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jacks Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day earned the Sydney Taylor Silver Medal from the Association of Jewish Libraries, as well as three starred reviews and mention on many best book lists. Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, is her most recent collaboration with husband Brian Pinkney, a multiple Caldecott Honor illustrator. Andrea is also a gifted editor of children’s books. Visit her online at