Floyd Cooper

Longlist, 2021 National Book Awards

Floyd Cooper (1956-2021) was a Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and illustrator of nearly one hundred books for children including Ruth and the Green Book and A Spy Called James.
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Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

ISBN 9781541581203 Carolrhoda Books / Lerner Publishing Group

Celebrated author Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrator Floyd Cooper provide a powerful look at the Tulsa Race Massacre, one of the worst incidents of racial violence in our nation's history. The book traces the history of African Americans in Tulsa's Greenwood district and chronicles the devastation that occurred in 1921 when a white mob attacked the Black community. More about this book >

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Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper (1956-2021) was a Coretta Scott King Book Award winner and illustrator of nearly one hundred books for children including Ruth and the Green Book and A Spy Called James. He received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and went on to develop a distinctive art technique called oil erasure.

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