Author & Illustrator

Floyd Cooper

Biography

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.

A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
The Ring Bearer
A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
Juneteenth for Mazie
A Dance Like Starlight
Sweet, Sweet Memory
Meet Danitra Brown

Most Popular Floyd Cooper Books

    Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre
    Carole Boston Weatherford, Floyd Cooper
    A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent
    Anne Rockwell, Floyd Cooper
    A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
    Sharon Langley, Amy Nathan, Floyd Cooper
    Juneteenth for Mazie
    Floyd Cooper
    A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial Day
    Leah Henderson, Floyd Cooper
    Meet Danitra Brown
    Nikki Grimes, Floyd Cooper

Book Stats

2
Authored
9
Illustrated
8
Collaborators

All Floyd Cooper Books

YearTitleAuthorPages
2021A Day for Rememberin': Inspired by the True Events of the First Memorial DayLeah Henderson40
2021Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race MassacreCarole Boston Weatherford32
2020A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights StorySharon Langley, Amy Nathan40
2017The Ring BearerFloyd Cooper32
2016A Spy Called James: The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double AgentAnne Rockwell32
2015Juneteenth for MazieFloyd Cooper40
2014A Dance Like StarlightKristy Dempsey32
2000Sweet, Sweet MemoryJacqueline Woodson32
1997Meet Danitra BrownNikki Grimes32

Collaborators

Carole Boston Weatherford
Anne Rockwell
Sharon Langley
Amy Nathan
Leah Henderson
Nikki Grimes
Kristy Dempsey
Jacqueline Woodson

Book Dedications by Floyd Cooper

  • For the Williams, the Banks, the Perkins, and the Cooper families - the clans that form my tree.
    Juneteenth for Mazie