AWARD WINNING CHILDREN'S AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
Brian has written and illustrated a number of children's books. All of his books both highlight and celebrate African American culture and it's history. Brian sometimes coauthors and illustrates children's books with his wife Andrea.
Together they have co-written and published the following: Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down, Duke Ellington, Seven Candles for Kwanzaa, and Dear Benjamin Banneker . And Many more titles.
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This book is heavily based in science. Brian takes a little black boy whose parents are scientist and sends him to the moon. His big sister is not to friendly to Cosmo. But Cosmo gains her respect by building a robot and saving the day. If your children like robots you cannot go wrong with this one. Do you like Brian Pinkneys' illustrations? Tell me if you think they help to tell the story? Add Your Comments Below.
Ages: 4 and up
Max finds a pair of twigs that the wind has blown from the trees. He does not feel like talking to anyone as he sits alone. Soon Max is creating beats using the branches that he found that fell from the tree. He beats his thighs, he also creates beats to the world around him. One day Max is the luckiest boy on earth when he sees a parade. The drummer throws Max a pair of drumsticks. A whole new world has opened up. How would you use this book in your class? Add your comments Below. Would you use it to introduce a topic on music. Or would you open a discussion on sound? Ages: 3-9
This story is about a little black girl named JoJo who is fearful about taking the test for her yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do. Her family and friends offer words of encouragement. Later JoJo listens, to the advice from her mother, and she overcomes her fears. In the end she is successful and smashes the board with her feet to past the test.
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