Andrea Davis Pinkney: Messenger of Hope

by Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito

In her accomplished career as an editor and the bestselling author of more than thirty books about the African American experience, Andrea Davis Pinkney has become as inspiring as many of the historic figures she writes about. She felt an undeniable pull to write about the Darfur genocide in her latest novel, The Red Pencil. Even through the ugly filter of war, Andrea‚Äôs longtime message shines through: Hope and joy are for everyone. […]