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About Brian Pinkney, Phil Davis Jr., and Dobbin Pinkney

Brian Pinkney is Andrea’s husband and the illustrator of Hand in Hand, among many other books. Andrea’s brother, Phil Davis Jr., is a music producer and entertainment artist. Fourteen-year-old Dobbin Pinkney, Andrea and Brian’s son, is a high school freshman and a principal dancer in the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Teen Extension.

A Profile of Andrea Davis Pinkney

“My Word-y Wife” by Brian Pinkney When I met Andrea in 1986, I immediately knew she would be my wife. Andrea is a phenomenal combination of self-disciplinarian and joy-seeker. When it comes to writing, her focus is razor-sharp. When it comes to having fun, she finds pleasure in paddling her kayak, or sitting in the […]