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Acclaimed artist Brian Pinkney is the illustrator of several highly praised picture books, including “The Faithful Friend,” “In the Time of the Drums” and “Duke Ellington.” He is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and holds a master’s degree in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Pinkney has won numerous awards, including two Caldecott Honors, four Coretta Scott King Honors and a Coretta Scott King Award, among many others. He often collaborates with wife Andrea Davis Pinkney, and they have just published “Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America” (Disney Hyperion Books).