Floyd Cooper

A Dance Like Starlight - Autographed Hardcover
Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper

Autographed by illustrator Floyd Cooper

A story of little ballerinas with big dreams.

Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don’t always come true—they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard to come by.
 
But the first African-American prima ballerina, Janet Collins, did make her dreams come true. And those dreams inspired ballerinas everywhere, showing them that the color of their skin couldn’t stop them from becoming a star.
 
In a lyrical tale as beautiful as a dance en pointe, Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper tell the story of one little ballerina who was inspired by Janet Collins to make her own dreams come true.

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$16.99
Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea (paperback)
Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper

In these remarkable poems, Joyce Carol Thomas invites us to share in the love, tradition, and heritage of a young African-American girl and her family. The pride and simple beauty which fill these pages help us all to remember where we came from, to cherish who we are and to affirm our place in the world. This is a book of celebration for all ages to treasure.

Item No. 9780064434393
$6.99
I Have Heard of a Land-AUTOGRAPHED
Thomas, Joyce Carol

Signed by artist Floyd Cooper.

I have heard of a land
Where the imagination has no fences
Where what is dreamed one night
Is accomplished the next day

In the late 1880s, signs went up all around America - land was free in the Oklahoma territory. And it was free to everyone: Whites, Blacks, men and women alike. All one needed to stake a claim was hope and courage, strength and perseverance. Thousands of pioneers, many of them African-Americans newly freed from slavery, headed west to carve out a new life in the Oklahoma soil.

Drawing upon her own family history, National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Thomas has crafted an unforgettable anthem to these brave and determned people from America's past. Richly illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award honoree Floyd Cooper, I Have Heard of a Land is a glorious tribute to the Afrian-American pioneer spirit.

00-01 Sequoyah Children's Book Award Masterlist

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$6.99
Ma Dear's Aprons - Autographed
Patricia C. McKissack and Floyd Cooper

Autographed by illustrator Floyd Cooper

Little David Earl always knows what day of the week it is. He can tell by the clean, snappy-fresh apron Ma Dear is wearing -- a different color for every day. Monday means washing, with Ma Dear scrubbing at her tub in a blue apron. Tuesday is ironing, in a sunshine yellow apron that brightens Ma's spirits. And so it goes until Sunday, when Ma Dear doesn't have to wear an apron and they can set aside some special no-work time, just for themselves.
In their first collaboration, Newbery Honor author Patricia McKissack and award-winninng illustrator Floyd Cooper lovingly recreate a slice of turn-of-the-century Southern life as it was for a single African-American mother and her son.

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$7.99
Mississippi Morning - Autographed
Ruth Vander zee and Floyd Cooper

Autographed by illustrator Floyd Cooper.

Amidst the economic depression and the racial tension of the 1930s, a boy discovers a horrible secret of his father's involvement in the Ku Klux Klan.

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$16.00
Queen of the Track
Heather Lang and Floyd Cooper

As this year's Olympics draw near in Rio de Janeiro, athletes from around the world are training hard to overcome the competition, just as Alice Coachman did for the 1948 Olympics in London. This inspirational nonfiction book by Heather Lang is a story of perseverance and unwavering ambition that follows Coachman on her journey from rural Georgia, where she overcame adversity both as a woman and as a black athlete, to her triumph in Wembly Stadium. With her strong determination and innate athletic talent, Alice raced her way to the top of the track and field world and, leaping over all hurdles in her path, went on to become the first African American woman to take home the gold medal. This amazing journey is complemented by Floyd Cooper's pastel illustrations that serve to represent Coachman's incredible struggles.

School Library Journalsays: "Lang brings her subject's early years to life through small details... Cooper's pastels keep to a brown, grainy palette, recalling the Georgia dirt on which the track star ran as a child."

Item No. 9781590788509
$16.95
The Most Precious Gift
Marty Crisp and Floyd Cooper

Across the great desert, the caravan follows the eastern star to Bethlehem. To everyone's astonishment, though young Ameer has no jewels or marvels to present, his gift of the heart outshines them all. Full color.

Item No. 9780399242960
$16.99