Andrea Davis Pinkney Author Visit Kit
Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney is best known for her biographies about extraordinary African-Americans. She has written more than 20 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Duke Ellington, illustrated by Brian Pinkney; Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award; and Alvin Ailey, a Parenting Publication Gold medal winner.
Her presentation is very interactive and fun for students and teachers, children and adults. It involves PowerPoint, singing, audience participation, show-and-tell, and lots of feedback from participants. She also reads from sections of certain books, depending on the age of participants.
Students and teachers should be fully familiar with her books. They should read them and have a context for her work. This makes the presentation more enjoyable for everyone.
Author's Home: Brooklyn, New York
Maximum number of presentations per day: 2-3
Target audience: Grades 2-6, teachers, librarians, professional groups
Honorarium: $2500 per day plus expenses