She is best remembered in Israel as a children"s writer Her family was secular, and did not provide a Jewish education. After the Lwów pogrom (1918), she became involved with the Hashomer Hatzair movement and switched schools to the Jewish gymnasia in Lvov.
In 1920 she left for Mandate Palestine with a Hashomer Hatzair group, but later returned to Lvov, for her Bachelor. In 1924, the couple returned to Palestine.
In the aftermath of World World War II, Pinkerfeld-Amir was sent to work in the Displaced Persons camps in Germany by the Jewish Agency. Pinkerfeld-Amir kept a diary of her experiences in Europe.
She later worked in the archives of the Ministry of Defense, keeping records of soldiers who fell in the 1948 War of Independence. Pinkerfeld-Amir died March 27, 1981.