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  • Andrea Pinkney

    Part-time Lecturer

    Email
    pinkneya@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - 66 West 12th Street

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    Andrea Pinkney

    Profile

    Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of more than 40 books. Her work has garnered multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, and the Parenting Publications gold medal, among other citations.  She is a four-time NAACP Image Award nominee, recipient of both the Regina Medal and the Arbuthnot Honor Award, for her singular body of work and distinguished contribution to the field of literature. Additionally, Ms. Pinkney has been inducted into the New York State Writers Hall of Fame. She and her work are the subject of the Emmy-nominated short film, Andrea Davis Pinkney: National Author Engagement.

    In addition to her work as an author, Ms. Pinkney has served in leadership and executive roles at the Walt Disney Company, Houghton Mifflin Company, Essence magazine, the CBS Magazines Group, and Simon & Schuster. Ms. Pinkney is currently Vice President, Executive Editor at Scholastic, where she has served since 2005.

    During the course of her career, Ms. Pinkney has launched and developed many high-profile entertainment, media, and publishing properties.  She has been the chief architect and strategic visionary for Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Jump at the Sun publishing imprint, creator of The Cheetah Girls mega-series.  Ms. Pinkney has also been the primary editor for books such as Toni Morrison’s Remember: The Journey to School Integration and Serving from the Hip by world-class tennis pros Venus and Serena Williams. At Scholastic, she has acquired and edited a robust list of authors and books, including the Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis, Sonia Manzano’s Pura Belpré Honor winner, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, and King and the Dragonflies, winner of the National Book Award,  by New School alumnus Kacen Callender. 

    WEBSITE: www.andreadavispinkney.net  Instagram – Andreapinkney1


    Current Courses

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project
    NWRG 5920, Spring 2024

    Future Courses

    Childrens Literature Seminar
    NWRG 5700, Fall 2024

    Children's Writing Workshop
    NWRG 5600, Fall 2024

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project
    NWRG 5920, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Childrens Literature Seminar
    NWRG 5700, Fall 2023

    Creative Thesis & Lit. Project
    NWRG 5920, Fall 2023

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