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Drawing My Dream: 2016 Wilder Medal Acceptance by Jerry Pinkney

Jerry with his sisters Claudia and Hellen. Photo courtesy of Jerry Pinkney.When I was notified about the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, I was struck once again with the revelation that drawing changed the trajectory of my life. More than that, actually — drawing changed me.I was born in 1939, smack...

Jerry Pinkney's 2016 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award speech

Good morning, and congratulations to my fellow honorees. Let me begin by saying how special this morning is to me and my family. Over the years, I have attended many of the Coretta Scott King breakfasts, and these events always leave me feeling filled to the brim with admiration for...

Transformers: The Power of Storytelling

I grew up in a small brick row house on a dead-end street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In many ways, my neighborhood block in the 1940s was representative of African American culture as a whole: there were too many things we were told we could not do,...

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