Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author of Building Bridges

About Mrs. Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney, the author of our next story, is a famous author who writes about African American culture. She is the author of more than 30 books for young people, and has won many prestigious awards for her writing. One of her wonderful messages to young writers is that writing is first about communicating your ideas, while grammar and spelling come second.

In our unit, we are focusing on what influences people's behavior. To learn what influenced Mrs. Pinkney to start writing, please read our textbook page 30. You will need to read about her influences for the assignment.

Andrea Davis Pinkney currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.