Children's Authors' Ally LLC

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Brian Pinkney

Brian Pinkney, award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, delivers a motivating, inspirational presentation based on the books he has written and illustrated. These works include but are not limited to: Duke Ellington, Max Found Two Sticks, Alvin Ailey, Ella Fitzgerald, and SIT-IN. The program consists of storytelling, a PowerPoint presentation, and an interactive rhythm and scat activity. Mr. Pinkney was awarded the Caldecott Honor for The Faithful Friend and Duke Ellington. SIT-IN: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down (written by Andrea Pinkney), was on the New York Times Picture Book Best Seller List in February 2010.

To learn more about Mr. Pinkney, go to

To view a video interview of Brian and Andrea Pinkney discussing SIT-IN: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down, visit

Grade Levels: Grades 3-5 , Grades K-2
Genres: Fiction