Celebrate Floyd Cooper Day with Every Child A Reader & KidLit TV!

In Celebration of Memorial Day

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In Celebration of Juneteenth

On the Anniversary of the
Tulsa Race Massacre

Read Out Loud
THE BLACKER THE BERRY
read by Tameka Fryer Brown
and Judy Allen Dodson

Read Out Loud
BACK OF THE BUS
read by Don Tate

Read Out Loud
DANITRA BROWN LEAVES TOWN
read by Nikki Grimes

Read Out Loud
THESE HANDS
read by Cheryl Willis Hudson & Wade Hudson

Read Out Loud
SISTERS & CHAMPIONS
read by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

The Story of the First Memorial Day

Book Chat
THE BLACKER THE BERRY
with Tameka Fryer Brown
and Judy Allen Dodson

Read Out Loud
BE GOOD TO EDDIE LEE
read by Patti Gauch

Read Out Loud
WHERE’S RODNEY
read by Torrey Maldonado

Read Out Loud
BRICK BY BRICK
read by Charles R. Smith, Jr

Read Out Loud
A RIDE TO REMEMBER
read by Sharon Langley

Children’s Book Week
May 6 is Floyd Cooper Day!

During the Spring 2022 Children’s Book Week, Every Child A Reader will hold the first annual Floyd Cooper Day in celebration of his inspiring and powerful work as an award-winning illustrator and author.

Teachers, librarians, and booksellers are encouraged to hold readings of his books on Friday, May 6, and to put up displays of his books all that week.

You can start following this event at #FloydCooperDay.

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About Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper, a celebrated children’s book illustrator who explored the African American experience in stories rooted in history, died on July 15, 2021, but his memory and legacy live one.  Over 30 years, he illustrated children’s stories that not only carried his earthy and golden pastel impressions of Black life, but that also strived to recount chapters of African American history that he felt weren’t taught enough in classrooms. He saw humanity in every subject, in people of all ages.

Floyd Cooper Day is sponsored by friends of Floyd Cooper, The Brown Bookshelf, the Highlights Foundation, The African American Children’s Book Project, the Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter AGM Alison Myers

Happy FLOYD COOPER DAY!! Floyd was a wonderful, caring, talented person who created wonderful, caring, and powerful stories for children! Celebrate his words today and always!

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