Andrea Davis Pinkney

Author of Building Bridges

About the Author

Andrea Davis Pinkney, the author of our next story, is a famous author that writes about African-American culture. She has one many prestigious awards for her writing, including the Coretta Scott King Award. One of her wonderful messages to young writers is that writing is first about communicating your ideas, grammar and spelling come second.

In this unit, we are focusing on what influences people's behavior. To find out what influence Andrea Davis Pinkney to start writing, please read your textbook page 30!