The BIG Picture LIVE! with Andrea Davis Pinkney & Illustrator Keith Henry Brown
Join us for a NEW episode of
The BIG Picture LIVE!
Andrea Davis Pinkney chats and paints LIVE with Keith Henry Brown! Keith will show you how he created the paintings for BECAUSE OF YOU, JOHN LEWIS and more!
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• Play “Guess What I’m Drawing” with Andrea & Keith •
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ABOUT THE BOOK
An inspiring story of a friendship between Congressman John Lewis and ten-year-old activist Tybre Faw by New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney!
When young Tybre Faw discovers John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for voting rights, Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre’s two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama, where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship! In rich, poetic language, Andrea Davis Pinkney weaves the true story of a boy with a dream―together with the story of a real-life hero (who himself had a life-altering friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was young!). Keith Henry Brown’s deeply affecting paintings bring this inspiring bond between a young activist and an elder congressman vividly to life. Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?
ABOUT Andrea Davis Pinkney
Is a Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of picture books, novels, historical fiction, and nonfiction.
Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of numerous books for children and young adults, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Her books have been awarded multiple Coretta Scott King Book Awards, Jane Addams Children’s Literature Honor citations, four NAACP Image Award nominations, the Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor medal, as well as several Parenting Publication Gold Medals, and American Library Association Notable Book citations!
ABOUT Keith Henry Brown
Keith began his career like many young artists, dreaming of becoming a cartoonist at Marvel Comics! After attending the High School for Art and Design in New York and a brief stint as an illustrator for a couple of comic companies including his beloved Marvel, he went on to pursue a career in painting, and later, as an illustrator.
Keith began publishing watercolor paintings. First for greeting cards and then newspapers and magazines. His work has placed a special concentration on jazz, which reflected his lifelong love of the music.
In the late nineties, he forged a career in design and in 1997, became Design Manager for Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Then he became Creative Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center in 2001. Handpicked for the position by Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, he designed marketing and promotional graphics for the 2004 opening of the celebrated “House of Swing”– a new facility specifically designed for jazz music, Frederick P. Rose Hall at Columbus Circle in New York City.
Keith has designed and illustrated several jazz CD covers for Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Duke Ellington, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and many others. He lives in Brooklyn New York, where he continues to write, paint and draw stuff.
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