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Jerry Pinkney (1939-)

Awards, Honors

Numerous awards for illustration from the Society of Illustrators; New Jersey Institute of Technology award, 1969, for Babushka and the Pig; Council on Interracial Books for Children Award, 1973, Children's Book Showcase selection, 1976, and Jane Addams Book Group Award, 1976, all for Song of the Trees, written by Mildred D. Taylor; Newbery Medal, American Library Association (ALA), Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book, Jane Addams Book Group Award, and National Book Award finalist, all 1977, and Young Readers Choice award, 1979, all for Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, written by Mildred D. Taylor; Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir and Tonweya and the Eagles, and Other Lakota Indian Tales were both American Institute of Graphic Arts Book Show selections, 1980; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and Carter G. Woodson Award, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), both 1980, for Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir, written by Eloise Greenfield and Lessie Jones Little; Outstanding Science Book Award, National Association of Science Teachers, 1980, Carter G. Woodson Award, NCSS, and Coretta Scott King Award runner-up, ALA, all for Count on Your Fingers African Style, written by Claudia Zaslavsky; Christopher Award, and Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, ALA, both 1986, for The Patchwork Quilt, written by Valerie Flournoy; Redbook Award, 1987, for Creatures of the Desert World and Strange Animals of the Sea, written by Barbara Gibson; Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, ALA, 1987, for Half a Moon and One Whole Star; Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, ALA, 1988, and Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, both for Mirandy and Brother Wind; Caldecott Honor Book, 1989, for The Talking Eggs; Golden Kite Award, 1990, for Home Place; citation for children's literature from Drexel University, 1992; Philadelphia College of Art and Design Alumni Award, 1992; David McCord Children's Literature Citation, Framingham State College, 1992; Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for picture books, Caldecott Honor Medal, both 1995, and Nebraska Golden Sower Award, 1997, all for John Henry; Golden Kite Honor Award, 1996, Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, ALA, and Christopher Award, both 1997, all for Minty: The Story of Young Harriet Tubman, written by Alan Schroeder; Ten Best Illustrated Books of the Year, New York Times, 1997, for The Hired Hand, retold by Robert D. San Souci; Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, 2000, for body of work; Outstanding Pennsylvania Author, Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2000, for body of work; Children's Book of Distinction, Riverbank Review, 2000, for Journeys with Elijah, retold by Barbara Diamond Goldin; Washington Irving Children's Choice Award, Westchester Library Association, 2000, for Black Cowboys, Wild Horses: A True Story; Caldecott Honor Book, 2000, for The Ugly Duckling; Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, ALA, 2002, for Goin' Someplace Special; Caldecott Honor Book, 2002, for Noah's Ark; Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers Award, 2003; Bill Martin, Jr., Picture Book Award, Lab School of Washington D.C., 2004, for Goin' Someplace Special; University of Southern Mississippi Medallion, 2004; Roberta Long Medal Award, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2004; honorary doctorate of fine arts from Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2004.

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