Bill Pickett by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy

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The true sweat-and-dirt tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. Includes a note about the history of the black West and a bibliography.
 

About Andrea Davis Pinkney

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Andrea Davis Pinkney is the author of many acclaimed picture books and young adult novels. She received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award for "Let It Shine". Her collaborations with her husband, Brian Pinkney, include "Peggony-Po"; "Sleeping Cutie"; "Ella Fitzgerald: The Tale of a Vocal Virtuosa"; "Dear Benjamin Banneker"; and the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor book "Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra". She is a children's book editor at a major publishing company. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published October 4, 1999 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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Based on both published sources and interviews with one of Pickett's descendants (and with an afterword called ``More About Black Cowboys''), this covers the essentials of his career while casting Pickett in the mold of a folk hero.

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In a starred review, PW called this biography of the first African-American inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame a rip-roarin' salute to a legendary cowboy. Ages 4-8. (Nov.)

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The husband-and-wife team behind Dear Benjamin Banneker and Alvin Ailey continue their superb profiles of noteworthy African Americans with this rip-roarin' salute to a legendary cowboy. Andrea Pinkne

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The husband-and-wife team behind Dear Benjamin Banneker and Alvin Ailey continue their superb profiles of noteworthy African Americans with this rip-roarin' salute to a legendary cowboy.

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In a starred review, PW called this biography of the first African-American inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame a ""rip-roarin' salute to a legendary cowboy."" Ages 4-8.

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