Coming in the spring of 2022
Around the World with Captain Bill Pinkney'
FOR YOUNG READERS
Written by Captain Bill Pinkney
Illustrated by Pamela C. Rice
A real story of a great adventure!
is a follow up to his first grade Basal Reader."
The story is expanded for young readers and a more detailed version of the story of a dream.
Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame - October 2021
©2021Captain Bill Pinkney
In the seventh grade I read a book by an author named Armstrong Sperry: 'Call It Courage', it was a story that touched my heart because I felt very much like the hero of the story. He, like me had been an outcast. He was an outcast because he was afraid of the water. I had been an outcast because in school I was one of a few black children and the other kids were not kind to us. I grew up without a father, (my parents divorced when I was six, so my mom, sister and I were on public aid for a while. Always on the outside never being a part of the crowd I felt alone. When I read the story about this young boy who was on the outside like me, and how he took his destiny into his own hands and had a great adventure, I knew that was what I wanted too.
— Bill Pinkney
Captain Bill Pinkney
Photo credit: Carter Berg