Anyone who has dared to reach for a far-off horizon knows what it takes. It takes a mighty pair of hands to craft a chain, build a bridge, make a change. It takes a mighty pair of hands to seize an opportunity. To grab a ball and run with it. To hold on tight as […]
About Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the winner of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Author Award for Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, illustrated by Brian Pinkney, published by Disney-Jump at the Sun, an imprint of Disney Book Group. Her acceptance speech was delivered at the annual conference of the American Library Association in Chicago, Illinois, on June 30, 2013.
This morning, I would like to talk to you about black men. Let’s face it: as an African American woman, it is perhaps unlikely that I have authored a book and am speaking on behalf of black men. But here I am. So, to begin, I’d like to share the story of a man whose […]