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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney have been together for 30 years and collaborated on nearly 20 books. "It's fun to work with the one you love," Andrea says.

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Someone Like You Ilias
Palladio: Allegretto Karl Jenkins
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PJ Morton Taps Into His Purest Form With 'PAUL'

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Yearning for Your Love PJ Morton
Moves Like Jagger (karaoke version) Maroon 5
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When author Andrea Davis Pinkney decided to write a book about a sit in, her husband Brian Pinkney asked, "How am I going to illustrate this, Andrea? They're just sitting." She told him: "Well, honey ... I'm sure you'll think of something." And he did. The lunch counter in Sit-In "takes on a life of its own," she says: It's a roller coaster, it's a road, it's a character in the story. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers hide caption

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The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

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Water Boy Kris Bowers
Flight of the Bumble Bee Edwin Colon Zayas

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Téa Obreht's Latest Is Steeped In The Supernatural — Also, There Are Camels

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Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

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Amor Eterno Rocío Dúrcal
Se Me Olvidó Otra Vez Juan Gabriel & Marco Antonio Solís

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