Brian Pinkney


                                        Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin' Cowboy by
                                        Andrea Davis Pinkney
                                        Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
                                        Genre: Historical Picture Book
                                        Age Range: 5 to 9 years
                                        ISBN: 
                                        Pub. Date: 1996
                                        Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Co., New
                                        York


A picture book about the first African-American rodeo star from the 1800s.  It discusses his career and devotion to family.  Scratchboard illustrations.

                                        Dear Benjamin Banneker by Andrea
                                        Davis Pinkney
                                        Genre: Historical Picture Book
                                        Age Range: 6 to 10 years
                                        ISBN: 
                                        Pub. Date
: 1994
                                        Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
                                        Publisher: Harcourt Brace & Co., New
                                        York

This book is about the first African-American to publish an almanac in 1792.  It explains the struggle he went through to publish his almanac.  Pinkney's scratchboard drawings add life to the story.


                                        The Ballad of Bell Dorcas by William H.
                                        Hooks
                                        Genre: Picture Book
                                        Age Range: 7 to 12
                                        ISBN: 0394846451
                                        Pub. Date: August 1990
                                        Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
                                        Publisher:  

Scratchboard illustrations give it a dark look.  A story about a teenage girl who falls in love with a slave. The man she loves is turned into wood to keep him nearby.


                                        Where Does the Trail Lead? by Albert
                                        Burton
                                        Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
                                        Genre: Picture Book
                                        Age Range: 5 to 8 years
                                        ISBN: 
                                        Pub. Date
: 1991
                                        Publisher: Simon & Schuster
        
Scratchboard technique gives it a peaceful look.  A young boy takes a walk across an island on a journey that leads him to the ocean.


                                        Sukey and the Mermaid by Robert D.
                                        San Souci
                                        Genre: Picture Book
                                        Age Range: 5 to 8 years
                                        ISBN:
                                        Pub. Date
: 1992
                                        Illustrator: Brian Pinkney
                                        Publisher: Four Winds Press

Scratchboard technique used for illustrations.  Sukey goes down to the sea and finds a mermaid.  Sukey reluctantly swims with her.
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