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A Place to Land

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A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation is an exemplary nonfiction picture book — as in, it represents the best of its kind. The story it tells — of the crafting of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington — is absolutely riveting; and the visual...
      

Review of A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein; illus. by Jerry Pinkney Primary, Intermediate    Porter/Holiday    48 pp.    g 8/19    978-0-8234-4331-4    $18.99 e-book ed.  978-0-8234-4374-1    $11.99 This superbly executed picture book takes readers behind the scenes of the writing of Dr....
      

Publishers’ Preview: Diverse Voices Redux: Five Questions for Jerry Pinkney

This interview originally appeared in the May/June 2019 Horn Book Magazine as part of the Publishers’ Previews: Diverse Voices Redux, an advertising supplement that allows participating publishers a chance to each highlight a book from its current list. They choose the books; we ask the questions.Sponsored byHow do you depict...
      

A Home in the Barn

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Could Jerry Pinkney bring home Caldecott gold once again with his illustrations for A Home in the Barn? I don’t have a crystal ball, and even Santa (who knows everything) won’t tell me. But I do love this book. As we’ve seen, there are many stellar picture books this year....
      

Review of A Home in the Barn

A Home in the Barnby Margaret Wise Brown; illus. by Jerry PinkneyPreschool, Primary    Harper/HarperCollins    32 pp.9/18    978-0-06-623787-9    $17.99This cozy (previously unpublished) story from the late, legendary Margaret Wise Brown opens and closes with the same playful rhyme: “Here is the barn / Hear the wind rattle / Open the door / And see...
      

On Rudine Sims Bishop's "The Pinkney Family: In the Tradition" (from 1996)

"With their art and their writing, the Pinkneys have enriched American children’s literature by illuminating the experiences of African Americans and of others as well. They are committed to telling the untold stories of African Americans, to making connections across cultures, to demonstrating, as Jerry says, that 'we as a...
      

Review of The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Pinkney, Jerry The Three Billy Goats Gruff40 pp. Little 2017. ISBN 978-0-316-34157-8(3) K–3 Pinkney's retelling of the classic folktale allows a happier ending for the troll — he is still defeated by the biggest billy goat Gruff but lives to watch the goats reveling in the good life (and possibly,...
      

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

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On Tuesday, Patrick Gall reminded us that here at Calling Caldecott this year we’ve looked at several minimalist picture books. That changes today with Jerry Pinkney’s The Three Billy Goats Gruff.This is the story you knew as a child — up to a certain point. In the book’s closing Artist’s Note,...
      

Jerry Pinkney and the Power of Story: Profile of 2016 Wilder & CSK–Virginia Hamiliton Award Winner Jerry Pinkney

Jerry Pinkney, winner of the 2016 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award and the 2016 Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. Photo: Robyn Pforr Ryan.The power of story takes on new and exciting meaning when applied to the work of Jerry Pinkney. His choice of tales, his selection of words,...
      

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...

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