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Andrea Davis Pinkney

3.98 of 5 Votes: 2
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Books by Andrea Davis Pinkney
The Red Pencil (2014)
4.46 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book surprised me very much because of its beautiful way of conveying a dark and challenging subject. At first glance, it appears to be a longer chapter book, but upon opening the pages, it is clear that it is filled with poetry and pictures, which makes it accessible to chi...
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song (2013)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This book is beautifully written and poignantly illustrated. It is an account of Dr. Martin Luther King's life and how he and Mahalia Jackson combined their skills and talents in the common purpose of gaining equality for black people in the United States. They worked tirelessl...
Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America (2012)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The Pinkney’s created a great Narrative nonfiction book about famous African American men in history. The authors talk about great men that changed America. Also men created items that changed how we do things everywhere. Many of these men fought against many obstacles so all men...
Bird in a Box (2011)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Audience- 4-5th grade students, teachers, and young people who are interested in jazz, boxing, or life in the 1930s in AmericaAppeal- It has an incredibly musical and rhythmic feel to the writing. Using actual commentary from Joe Louis' boxing matches, the author is able to build...
Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down (2010)
4.24 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This book had amazing illustrations made out of watercolors and India ink! The story was about four men; David, Joseph, Franklin, and Ezell who sat at Woolworths lunch counter in North Carolina. They were college students who wanted to stand against segregation in America. Once t...
With the Might of Angels: The Diary of Dawnie Rae Johnson, Hadley, Virginia, 1954 (2011)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I loved this book. A great historic fiction regarding segregation and integration. This is written as a diary from the view point of a 7th grade black girl who is chosen to integrate an all white school. It makes me sick to my stomach sometimes to read history and the awful th...
Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation (2008)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This story discusses segregation and Jim Crow laws in a way that children will be able to understand. The story starts out by talking about when Jim Crow laws began and what that meant for African American people. It tells the story of Rosa Parks being told to give up her seat on...
Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride (2009)
4 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Sojourner Truth's Step-Stomp Stride book is a short biography. This book is intended for children ages 5 through 9, which is mainly (P) Primary age range from 5 through 8, but extends a little into the (I) Intermediate age from 8 through 12 years old. This book is about the life ...
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