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Make sure to click on the link at the bottom of the page (LittleLight) to hear our version of a song that inspires Mrs. Pinkney to write: "This Little Light of Mine" by Harry Dixon Loes
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Andrea Davis Pinkney was born on September 25, 1963. She was born in Washington D.C. just like Duke Ellington. The college she went to is Syracuse University where she majored in journalism. Mrs. Pinkney has worked as the editor for Essence magazine and she is currently involved in book publishing and she is also an author. A few of the books that she has written are Seven Candles of Kwanzaa, The Rodeo-Riding Cowboy, and more. She won the Highlights for Children Foundation Award in 1992 and the Coretta Scott King Award in 1999.
One interesting fact is that the first story Mrs. Pinkney remembers writing was about her family when she was only in second grade. Books and stories are what inspired Mrs. Pinkney to choose a career as an author. Mrs. Pinkney's husband illustrates many of her books.
Website Title: Andrea Davis Pinkney Biography
Website Title: Andrea Davis Pinkney