Today as we celebrate Jerry Pinkney's (December 22nd) birthday, I thought I would highlight some of his great children's books.
Story by: Patricia C. McKissack
Illustrator: Jerry Pinkney
Summary: In segregated 1950s Nashville, a young African American girl braves a series of indignities and obstacles to get to one of the few integrated places in town: the public library.
Story and Illustrations by: Jerry Pinkney
Written by Dianna Aston and Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
Summary: On her family's farm in the town of Star, eight-year-old Mae eagerly follows the progress of the 1969 Apollo 11 flight and moon landing and dreams that she might one day be an astronaut, too.