Andrea Davis Pinkney first performed the May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture on May 3, 2014 at the University of Minnesota. Sponsored by the Association for Library Services for Children, the lecture recognized Pinkney for significant contributions in literature for young people through a body of work that brings a deeper understanding of African American heritage. Pinkney induced chills through her performance as she stepped into the shoes and the attire of Zora Neale Hurston, Trayvon Martin, and Emitt Till.
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