Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy

Bill Pickett: Rodeo-Ridin’ Cowboy


The true sweat-and-dirt tale of the feisty cowboy-child who became the most famous black rodeo performer who ever lived. Includes a note about the history of the black West and a bibliography.

About the Author

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 is a celebrated picture-book illustrator who has won two Caldecott Honors. His professional recognition includes the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award and three Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honors. He has collaborated with his wife, author Andrea Davis Pinkney, on several picture books including Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra and Sleeping Cutie. The Pinkneys live in Brooklyn, New York.


ABA’s Pick of the Lists
An ALA Notable Children’s Book
An IRA Teachers’ Choice
An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies


Editorial Reviews

[A] rip-snorting picture-book biography.”—Kirkus Reviews

[A] fitting tribute…The textured scratchboard illustrations are reminiscent of the Frederic Remington and Charles Russell paintings of the Old West.”-The New York Times Book Review

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