BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- Concordia Conservatory will host a Musical Adventures at the Library series concert on Monday, June 13 at 4 p.m. at the Sommer Center at Concordia College featuring New York Times bestselling author Andrea Davis Pinkney with guitarist Rami Vamos.
The performance will include book readings by Pinkney of her recent releases with musical accompaniment by Vamos. The event is sponsored by the Community Fund of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe and in collaboration with the public libraries of Bronxville, Eastchester and Tuckahoe. This program has brought local community awareness of the arts and literature to the Southern Westchester County community at large. Erin Schirota, the children’s librarian of the Bronxville Library; Theresa Chang, the children’s librarian of the Eastchester Library; and Ellen Tannenbaum, the children’s librarian of the Tuckahoe Library, are partners in this program.
Andrea Davis Pinkney’s literary repertoire encompasses a wide variety of styles, including picture books, novels, works of historical fiction and nonfiction. Some of her notable titles are "Bird in a Box" and "With the Might of Angels." Andrea has also written the illustrated books "Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down," a Parents’ Choice Award winner; Sojourner Truth’s Step-Stomp Stride, a 2010 Jane Addams Honor Book and School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Booklet it Shine: Stories of Black Women Freedom Fighters, which also won the Carter G. Woodson Award for historical works for young people; Duke Ellington, a Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Honor Book; and Boycott Blues: How Rosa Parks Inspired a Nation, a featured selection on Oprah and Friends radio.
In addition to being a talented author, she has also been a publishing executive, having worked at several publishing services.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (914) 395-4507.