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Floyd Cooper

  • 4 stars across 25 books
    Floyd Cooper (www.floydcooper.com) always dreamed of becoming an artist, and he has now illustrated dozens of books for children, including Jump! (From the Life of Michael Jordan) , Back of the Bus , and Max and the Tag-Along Moon . He received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for his illustrations in Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land . He lives in New Jersey with his family. Follow him on Twitter @floydcooper4.
    1st October 1995

    Pulling the Lion's Tail

    Her grandfather finds a clever way to help an impatient young Ethiopian girl get to know her father's new wife.... More

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    13th November 2009

    Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation

    A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln's new emanci... More

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    1st February 2010

    A Beach Tail

    How will Gregory find his way back to Dad?Swish-swoosh ...Gregory draws a lion in the sand. "Don't go in the water, and ... More

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    1st September 2003

    A Child is Born

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    15th February 2007

    Tough Boy Sonatas

    The darkness--and the goodness--in the lives of the young men of Gary, the armpit-city of Chicago, cries out in this poe... More

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    1st March 2012

    Queen of the Track: Alice Coachman, Olympic High-Jump Champion

    Here is a story of perseverance and unwavering ambition that follows Alice Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia,... More

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    1st September 2007

    Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color

    Two renowned poets tell the story of Prudence Crandall and her black students, who endured the cruelty of prejudice and ... More

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    4th April 2017

    The Ring Bearer

    Jackson's mama's getting married, and Jackson's going to be the ring bearer - but what if he trips? Or walks too slowly?... More

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