Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper


Floyd Cooper is a Tulsa native and writer and illustrator of children’s literature who has published more than 100 books. He has received numerous awards and praise for his work, including three Coretta Scott King Book Awards, an NAACP Image Award, the New Jersey Center for the Book Inaugural Award, the Children’s Book Award from the Jane Addams Peace Association, and the Simon Wiesenthal Gold Medal, among others. He is the 2020 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award recipient and now makes his home in Easton, PA with his wife Velma, sons Dayton and Kai, daughter-in-law Melissa, and grandson Niko.

Buy Floyd Cooper’s latest book, A Ride to Remember, on Amazon.

Events with Floyd Cooper

[CANCELED] Good (Grief!) Government: How to Tell Kids When Democracy Goes Right and Wrong

09 May 2020
1:30 pm-3:00 pm
Frederick P. Rose Auditorium
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10008

The live events of the 2020 World Voices Festival have been canceled due to concerns about the safety of participants and audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In early May, we launched the 2020 digital World Voices Festival at pen.org/worldvoicesdigital. This ongoing digital version of the Festival includes a suite of podcasts, videos, interviews, and musical playlists, with live events and other features to be rolled out over the coming weeks. We hope this digital content brings you joy during a time of uncertainty.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (@PENWorldVoices) for updates about future PEN World Voices Festival programming.