Andrea and Brian Pinkney were the featured authors of the School of Education’s 2014 Words Take Wing: Honoring Diversity in Children’s Literature annual presentation and lecture. Brian is an award-winning illustrator. Andrea has authored over 20 books for children, including Alvin Ailey, Dear Benjamin Banneker, and Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which won a Coretta Scott King Honor Award in 2001. Her latest award-winning book is Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America. Andrea has been named among “The 25 Most Influential People in Our Children’s Lives” by Children’s Health magazine. Visit Brian Pinkney’s website for more on his work. Learn more about Andrea Pinkney’s writing at Scholastic.