Lower and Middle School students today welcomed New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney! Ms. Pinkney, the award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, will speak with the 91st Street parent community and older students tonight.
In an engaging and interactive presentation, Ms. Pinkney shared illustrations and stories from her award-winning book Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down, as well as from her biographies of Duke Ellington, Alvin Ailey, and Sojourner Truth. She also spoke about her life as a writer.
In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Pinkney has had an illustrious career as a children's book publisher and editor. She has acquired and published a robust mix of titles by authors such as Lois Lowry and Toni Morrison, and has launched many high-profile publishing and entertainment entities, including 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; the hugely popular Cheetah Girls series; and the teen book Serving from the Hip by world-class tennis pros Venus and Serena Williams, an Oprah featured selection.