P&P Live! Deborah Wiles and Andrea Davis Pinkney - Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy and Because of You, John Lewis

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Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 6:00pm

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Highly acclaimed authors Andrea Davis Pinkney and Deborah Wiles discuss their books about John Lewis and Bobby Kennedy and their tireless work to bridge the divide between black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative, young and old. Join us for a virtual conversation relevant to the current political, social, and cultural moment.

About the Books:

When 10-year-old Tybre Faw learns about civil rights hero John Lewis, he is drawn to the man. Later, his grandmothers drive him to the Selma memory march and he gets to meet his idol, and John Lewis invites Tybre to join him on the march. This leads to moments that changed Tybre’s life in Because of You, John Lewis. A photograph of young Tybre with his hero concludes this touching book by Andrea Davis Pinkney.  

Bobby: A Story of Bobby Kennedy introduces readers to Kennedy in a warm depiction. From his childhood as a gentle child in a family of gregarious siblings to his years as a champion for civil rights, Deborah Wiles shares stories of his life of service, and provides an inspirational guide for young readers to change the world themselves.

Andrea Davis Pinkney is best known for her biographies about extraordinary African-Americans. She has written more than 20 books for children, including the Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book Duke Ellington and Let it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor Book and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award. 

Deborah Wiles is the author of several highly acclaimed books, including Love, Ruby Lavender and two National Book Award finalists–Each Little Bird That Sings and Revolution. Her first picture book, Freedom Summer, received the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award.  She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Washington, DC 20008
Child & Teen
Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy By Deborah Wiles, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545171236
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Scholastic Press - September 6th, 2022

Because of You, John Lewis By Andrea Davis Pinkney, Keith Henry Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338759082
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Published: Scholastic Press - June 7th, 2022

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