Jerry Pinkney and his family’s book dynasty

In Children's, What's the Buzz by Erin L. Cox

By Erin L. Cox

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In USA Today, Bob Minzesheimer writes a lovely piece about Jerry Pinkney who recently won the Caldecott Medal for his book The Lion & The Mouse.  As the first individual African-American to win the Caldecott Medal, Pinkney is an inspiration to other African-American writers and illustrators…even the ones in his family.

His wife, children, and their spouses all work on books in some fashion — illustrating, photo editing, or writing — and they inspire each other.  A really sweet story of a family working together to tell powerful stories and reach readers.

About the Author

Erin L. Cox

Erin L. Cox is the Business Development Director for Publishing Perspectives and a Senior Associate at Rob Weisbach Creative Management, where she represents writers and handles publicity and advertising clients.