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

    “Gentle background music and the young voice and inflection of narrator Bahni Turpin capture the heartwarming message that anything is possible with hard work and determination. A quiet, slow-paced gem to inspire young dancers - School Library Journal (video review)

    Released Tue Jan 27 00:00:00 UTC 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!

    "Rockwell's detailed yet accessible text is perfectly matched with Cooper's exceptional oil paintings...A profoundly successful work." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 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!

    "...detailed yet accessible text...A profoundly successful work." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

    Released Tue Jan 31 00:00:00 UTC 2017
    English, Unabridged