Myles Pinkney

When Myles Pinkney was in middle school, he discovered photography. Despite his interest in painting, photography quickly became his favorite way of capturing life’s images. Myles worked as a photojournalist for newspapers and magazines before opening his own portrait and freelance photography studio. In the year 2000, Myles and his wife, Sandra L. Pinkney, teamed up to produce Shades of Black, a photo-illustrated children’s book that won numerous awards. In 2002, they published A Rainbow All Around Me, another photo-illustrated book from Scholastic that celebrates the racial diversity of children. This newest book was nominated for the NAACP Image Award.

Books by This Author

I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me

Photos of young Latino children
Age Level: 3-6
Language: Spanish vocabulary featured

Product Description: I Am Latino: The Beauty in Me is a celebration of Latino children in all of their various shades, cultures, and customs. Poetic, affirmative text accompanies the bright and striking photographs of children and uses the five senses to lead the reader on an exploration of Latino foods, music, language, and more.

Books by This Illustrator

A Rainbow All Around Me

Colorful pictures of diverse children
Illustrated by: Myles Pinkney
Age Level: 0-3, 3-6

There are colors all around and each one evokes feelings and ideas. Here these colors are celebrated in lively language and full-color photographs that present — and celebrate — a multicultural cast of kids.

Can You Imagine?

Illustrated by: Myles Pinkney
Age Level: 6-9
Patricia McKissack describes the importance of family stories and how listening to them influenced her. Her engaging narrative, filled with current and early photographs may well inspire others to become writers.

Shades of Black: A Celebration of Our Children

Photographs of Black children
Illustrated by: Myles Pinkney
Age Level: 3-6, 6-9

Children come in many colors, and their different colored eyes in different shapes and various types and colors of hair combine to create beautiful and unique black people. Lyrical language is paired with well-composed photographs in this handsome book which celebrates black children specifically and all children in general.