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Andrea Davis Pinkney Author Visit Kit

Birthplace
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Current home
Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Grades

1–2, 3–5, 6–8

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.

Description of the Author’s Presentation

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

$2,500 per day plus expenses

 

Ordering Books

Schools and libraries may order books at a discounted rate by visiting The Scholastic Teacher Store or by calling 1-800-SCHOLASTIC.

25 Great Grammar Poems With Activities

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Grades

3–5, 6–8

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $12.99

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by Alyssa Satin Capucilli , Pat Schories

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

F

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.00

Read and Rise

by Myles C. Pinkney , Sandra L. Pinkney

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Grade Level Equivalents

3.0

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $4.95

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by Deborah Bruss , Tiphanie Beeke

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

Guided Reading Level

J

Books | Individual Titles | Paperback Book
Starting at: $5.95

Greek Myth Plays

by Carol Pugliano

Grades

3-5

Guided Reading Level

Not Available

Books | Individual Titles | Activity Book
Starting at: $11.99

Cool Dog, School Dog

by Tim Bowers , Deborah Heiligman

Grades

PreK–K, 1–2

Guided Reading Level

K

Books | Individual Titles | Big Book
Starting at: $19.95
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