Hand in Hand

Ten Black Men Who Changed America (Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner)

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By Andrea Davis Pinkney

Illustrated by Brian Pinkney

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$24.99

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$31.99 CAD

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In this New York Times Notable Children’s Book and winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award, follow the life stories of ten Black men in American history and the legacies they left that forever changed the country.

Hand in Hand presents the stories of ten men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day. The stories are accessible, fully-drawn narratives offering the subjects’ childhood influences, the time and place in which they lived, their accomplishments and motivations, and the legacies they left for future generations as links in the “freedom chain.” This book will be the definitive family volume on the subject, punctuated with dynamic full color portraits and spot illustrations by two-time Caldecott Honor winner and multiple Coretta Scott King Book Award recipient Brian Pinkney. Backmatter includes a civil rights timeline, sources, and further reading.

Profiled:

  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Booker T. Washington
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Jackie Robinson
  • Malcolm X
  • Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Barack H. Obama II

Genre:

  • "A unique historical approach, superbly handled."
    Walter Dean Myers
  • "[The] stories in this beautifully written book are equally fascinating, and entire volume is movingly enhanced by poetry and by the inviting, creative illustrations of Brian Pinkney."
    New York Times
  • "The inviting narrative and eloquent portrayal of these iconic men and the times in which they lived make for memorable reading."
    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

On Sale
Oct 23, 2012
Page Count
256 pages
ISBN-13
9781423142577

Andrea Davis Pinkney

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of nearly 50 books for children and young adults, including The Red Pencil and Bird in a Box.She has also produced several collaborations with her husband two-time Caldecott Honor-winning artist Brian Pinkney, including Sit -In, Martin & Mahalia, and Hand in Hand, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Ms. Pinkney has been recognized by Children's Health magazine as one of the "25 Most Influential People in our Children's Lives," and has been inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Daniel Minter has illustrated over a dozen children’s books, including Going Down Home with Daddy which won a 2020 Caldecott Honor and Ellen’s Broom which won a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor. He is known for his work in the mediums of painting and assemblage.

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Brian Pinkney

About the Illustrator

Brian Pinkney has illustrated numerous books for children, including two Caldecott Honor books, and he has written and illustrated several of his own books. Brian has received the Coretta Scott King Book Award for Illustration and three Coretta Scott King Book Award Honor medals.

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