Obituary: Jerry Pinkney

Renowned children's book illustrator Jerry Pinkney, winner of the Caldecott Medal and five Caldecott Honor citations, widely acclaimed for his picture books honoring his Black heritage as well as for his richly detailed works reimagining well-loved fairy and folktales, died on October 20 following a brief non-Covid-related illness. He was 82. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-10-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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