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Andrea Davis Pinkney majored in journalism and was a magazine editor and freelance writer before switching to writing children's literature. She has been vice president of a New York publishing house and is the author of more than a dozen children's books, including "Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters "(2000), which won the 2001 Coretta Scott King Author Award. She and her husband, children's book illustrator and writer Brian Pinkney, have collaborated on several books, including their latest, "Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation" (HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books, September 2008). They live in Brooklyn, New York.