Jerry PinkneyJerry Pinkney (born December 22, 1939) is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. Pinkney has illustrated over 100 books since 1964, including picture books, nonfiction titles and novels. Pinkney's works address diverse themes and are usually done in watercolors. He has received multiple awards for his illustrations and his contributions to the field of children's literature.
In 1994, Pinkney obtained the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for the book ''John Henry'' and he has received five Coretta Scott King Awards for illustration. In 2010, he received the Caldecott Medal for his book ''The Lion & the Mouse.'' His book ''A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation'' (2019), illustrated by Pinkney and written by Barry Wittenstein, won the Orbis Pictus Award for 2020.
In 2000, Pinkney received the Virginia Hamilton Literary Award from Kent State University, and in 2004 he was awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children’s literature. In 2016, Pinkney received the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Pinkney has partnered with the United States Postal Service, National Park Service, and National Geographic for his illustration work. His art has also been featured in numerous exhibitions. Provided by Wikipedia
David's songs : his Psalms and their story / selected, edited, and with an introduction by Colin Eisler ; illustrations by Jerry Pinkney.
by Eisler, Colin T.Other Authors: '; “...Pinkney, Jerry,...”
The adventures of Spider : West African folktales / retold by Joyce Cooper Arkhurst ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
by Arkhurst, Joyce Cooper.Other Authors: '; “...Pinkney, Jerry,...”
Folktales and fairytales of Africa, selected and retold by Lila Green. Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Consultants: M.A. Jagendorf [and] Carolyn Field. Designer: Frank Crump.
by Green, Lila,Other Authors: '; “...Pinkney, Jerry,...”
Sweethearts of rhythm : the story of the greatest all-girl swing band in the world / Written by Marilyn Nelson ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney.
by Nelson, Marilyn, 1946-Other Authors: '; “...Pinkney, Jerry,...”