Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin' Cowboy

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Harcourt Children's Books, 1999 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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This is the true tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. A note about the history of the black West and a bibliography are included. "The text is fascinating, and the oil paintings on scratchboard are full of energy and motion, matching the book's powerful mood."--School Library Journal

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User Review  - Stacy Nyikos - Goodreads

Pinkney starts the telling of Bill Pickett's story before his birth, explaining how the main character's family got to Texas. While it adds depth to the story, a more moving start would have been ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

one of the strangest books i read lately. pickett had an unusual way of getting bullsto obey him. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Andrea Davis Pinkney is the New York Times best-selling author of several books for young readers, including the novel Bird in a Box, a Today Show Al Roker Book Club for Kids pick, and Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, winner of the Coretta Scott King Author Award. Additional works include the Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor book Duke Ellington, illustrated by her husband, Brian Pinkney; and Let It Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, a Coretta Scott King Honor book and winner of the Carter G. Woodson Award. Andrea Davis Pinkney lives in New York City.

Brian Pinkney, author and illustrator, was born August 28, 1961. He has received the Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations, three Coretta Scott King Honor Awards, and in 1997, he won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for his book, The Adventures of Sparrowboy. He has also won two Caldecott Honor awards for his illustrations with the books: The Faithful Friend, by Robert D. San Souci, and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra, by Andrea Davis Pinkney. Pinkney primarily uses the scratchboard illustrative technique with most of his books. Pinkney lives with his wife, Andrea, and their children in Brooklyn, New York.

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