Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is from Oklahoma, and earned a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma before moving to New York City in 1984 to pursue a career in illustration. 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. Cooper lives in Pennsylvania with his family.

  • A Dance Like Starlight

    By Kristy Dempsey

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Bahni Turpin

    One Ballerina's Dream

    The story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true

    "An engaging ode to hope and aspiration, this is recommended.” - Video Librarian (starred review) -3 stars

    Released January 27, 2015
    English, Unabridged

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    "...a compelling story...this inviting foray into American history will catch the attention of many readers." - Booklist

    Released January 31, 2017
    English, Unabridged

  • A Spy Called James

    By Anne Rockwell

    Illustrated by Floyd Cooper

    Read by Rodney Gardiner and Qarie Marshall

    The True Story of James Lafayette, Revolutionary War Double Agent

    The true story of a slave who helped America earn its freedom & must now fight to gain his own!

    School Library Journal Top Ten DVDs 2017; A SLJ Top 10 DVD of 2016 - Awards

    Released January 31, 2017
    English, Unabridged