ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY
Andrea Davis Pinkney is The New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King award-winning author of numerous books for children, including A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day. She is a four-time NAACP Image Award nominee, and recipient of both the Regina Medal and the Arbuthnot Honor Award, for her singular body of work and distinguished contribution to the field of children’s literature. Pinkney is among Children’s Health Magazine’s “25 Most Influential People in Our Children’s Lives” and has been named to The Network Journal’s “25 Most Influential Black Women in Business.” She is included in the “50 Over 50 Extraordinary Women” and “Women Who Light Up the Arts Scene” noted by Good Housekeeping and Woman’s Day magazines. She has been inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame, and is a contributor to The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Essence magazine. Pinkney has served on the creative teams for several theatrical and audio productions based on works for young people, including those drawn from her acclaimed books, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, The Red Pencil, and Rhythm Ride: A Trip through the Motown Sound. Pinkney has served in leadership and executive roles at the Walt Disney Company, Houghton Mifflin Company, Essence magazine, the CBS Magazines Group, and Simon & Schuster. She is currently Vice President, Executive Editor at Scholastic.