Andrea Davis Pinkney

Children, Publishing, Young Adult

Andrea Davis Pinkney is a New York Times-bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, and works of historical fiction and nonfiction.

In addition to her work as an author, Pinkney has worked as a children's book publisher and editor, including as founder of the "first African American children's book imprint at a major publishing company": Jump at the Sun at Hyperion Books for Children, the Disney Book Group (now Disney Publishing Worldwide). She is also vice president and editor-at-large for Scholastic Trade Books.

Her books have won the Coretta Scott King Award, been ALA Notable Books, School Library Journal best books, New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable books, and more.

Festival Years: 2012