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Product Description: Illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd CooperTold for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution. But while America celebrated its newfound freedom, James returned to slavery...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Anne F. Rockwell

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9781467749336 | Carolrhoda Books, November 1, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Floyd CooperTold for the first time in picture book form is the true story of James Lafayette, a slave who spied for George Washington's army during the American Revolution.

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Product Description: Ira Aldridge dreamed of being on stage one day performing the great works of William Shakespeare. He spent every chance he got at the local theaters, memorizing each actor s lines for all of Shakespeare s plays. Ira just knew he could be a great Shakespearean actor if only given the chance...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780405060632, titled "History of Tactical Communication Techniques" | Ayer Co Pub, June 1, 1974, cover price $29.95 | also contains History of Tactical Communication Techniques

School and Library:

9781620141557 | Lee & Low Books, July 31, 2015, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Ira Aldridge dreamed of being on stage one day performing the great works of William Shakespeare.

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Product Description: Experience the wonder of the moon following you home with a Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator! Great for Father’s Day and Grandparent’s Day!Max loves his grandpa. When they must say good-bye after a visit, Grandpa promises Max that the moon at Grandpa’s house is the same moon that will follow him all the way home...read more

Paperback:

9780147515469 | Puffin, March 10, 2015, cover price $8.99 | also contains Max and the Tag-Along Moon, Max and the Tag-along Moon | About this edition: Experience the wonder of the moon following you home with a Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator!

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Product Description: Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history ― the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth.

Hardcover:

9781623701703 | Capstone Pr Inc, January 1, 2015, cover price $15.95

Paperback:

9780385253086, titled "Great Pie Book" | Doubleday of Canada, April 1, 1992, cover price $15.00 | also contains Great Pie Book

Library:

9781479558193 | Picture Window Books, January 1, 2015, cover price $24.65 | About this edition: Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty.

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Product Description: Coretta Scott King Award-winners Charles R. Smith Jr. and Floyd Cooper deliver the compelling story behind the building of the White House, a powerful part of history rarely taught. The home of our president was built by many hands, several of them slaves', who undertook this amazing achievement long before there were machines to do those same jobs...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780061920820 | Amistad Pr, December 26, 2012, cover price $17.99

Paperback:

9780061920844 | Amistad Pr, January 6, 2015, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Coretta Scott King Award-winners Charles R.

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Product Description: 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...read more

Hardcover:

9781633794481 | Dvd edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, January 27, 2015), cover price $38.99 | About this edition: Little ballerinas have big dreams.

Paperback:

9780312207984, titled "A Writer''s Reference : Developmental Exercises to Accompany a Writer''s Reference" | 4th edition (St Martins Pr, October 1, 1998), cover price $38.35 | also contains A Writer''s Reference : Developmental Exercises to Accompany a Writer''s Reference

School and Library:

9780399252846 | Philomel Books, January 2, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A story of little ballerinas with big dreams.

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Product Description: It’s December 1, 1955.A boy and his mother are riding the bus in Montgomery, Alabama like any other day—way in the back of the bus. The boy passes time by watching his marble roll up and down the aisle with the motion of the bus…Until a big commotion breaks out from way up front...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Aaron Reynolds

Paperback:

9780147510587 | Reprint edition (Puffin, December 26, 2013), cover price $8.99 | About this edition: It’s December 1, 1955.

School and Library:

9780399250910 | Philomel Books, January 7, 2010, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: It seems like any other winter day in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Product Description: In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues. They knew just the ballplayer to call Satchel Paige, the best pitcher anywhere, black or white. For the game, Paige joined a group of amateur African American players, and they faced off against a team of white major leaguers plus young DiMaggio...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

School and Library:

9780761366195 | Carolrhoda Books, April 1, 2013, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: In 1936, the New York Yankees wanted to test a hot prospect named Joe DiMaggio to see if he was ready for the big leagues.

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Product Description: I ease myself back in the window seatand breathe inas the train breathes outWe're on our way!On our wayto the Land of Milk and HoneyLemons as big as oranges, the cool Pacific Ocean, mountains that rise up beyond the outstretched bay—California beckons as one girl makes her way west on a journey filled with excitement, hope, and the promise of a place where people from all paths come together and music fills the air...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780060253837 | Amistad Pr, September 18, 2012, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: I ease myself back in the window seatand breathe inas the train breathes outWe're on our way!

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Heather Lang

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9781590788509 | Boyds Mills Pr, March 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: 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.

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Product Description: Joseph’s grandpa could do almost anything with his hands. He could play the piano, throw a curveball, and tie a triple bowline knot in three seconds flat. But in the 1950s and 60s, he could not bake bread at the Wonder Bread factory...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780544555464 | Houghton Mifflin, September 1, 2015, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Joseph’s grandpa could do almost anything with his hands.
9780195581867, titled "Soil Science: An Introduction to the Properties and Management of New Zealand Soils" | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 1990, cover price $55.00 | also contains Soil Science: An Introduction to the Properties and Management of New Zealand Soils | About this edition: This introduction to basic soil science theory places the study of familiar topics in the context of New Zealand--a country especially dependent on the proper use and maintenance of its soil resources.

School and Library:

9780547215662 | Houghton Mifflin, March 7, 2011, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: A black man tells his grandson about a time when, despite all the things his hands could do, they could not touch bread at the Wonder Bread factory.

By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Miscellaneous:

9780761362180 | Carolrhoda Books, August 1, 2010, cover price $12.71

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Product Description: How will Gregory find his way back to Dad?Swish-swoosh . . . Gregory draws a lion in the sand. "Don't go in the water, and don't leave Sandy," warns Dad. But the sandy lion grows a tail that gets longer and longer—and soon Gregory is lost on the beach...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

School and Library:

9781590787120 | Boyds Mills Pr, February 1, 2010, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: How will Gregory find his way back to Dad?

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Product Description: A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln’s new emancipation proclamation. Based on actual events.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

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9780802853196 | Eerdmans Pub Co, November 13, 2009, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A self-taught young slave astonishes his fellow prisoners by reading aloud the newspaper account of Lincoln’s new emancipation proclamation.

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Product Description: Willie, an African-American boy growing up in Chicago, dreams of playing baseball in the Major Leagues, like his idols. But it?s 1942, and Jackie Robinson is years away from breaking the color barrier. One day Willie sits with the old men in the neighborhood as they spin tall baseball tales...read more

School and Library:

9780399233401 | Philomel Books, September 18, 2008, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Willie, an African-American boy growing up in Chicago, dreams of playing baseball in the Major Leagues, like his idols.

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A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Paperback:

9780804568395 | Pap/cas edition (Spoken Arts, June 1, 1997), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems explores the theme of African-American identity.
9780064434393 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, March 1, 1996), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Reinforced:

9780606085021 | Demco Media, March 1, 1996, cover price $14.70 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

Prebinding:

9781439555538 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 1, 2008), cover price $15.99
9780785780113 | Turtleback Books, October 1, 1999, cover price $17.20 | About this edition: A collection of poems celebrates the African-American family and individuality

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Product Description: Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora. In 1915, Sadie Fagan gave birth to a daughter she named Eleanora. The world, however, would know her as Billie Holiday, possibly the greatest jazz singer of all time...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

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9781590785072 | Wordsong, October 1, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Before the legend of Billie Holiday, there was a girl named Eleanora.

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A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas

Library:

9780060253769, titled "The Blacker the Berry: Poems" | Amistad Pr, July 1, 2008, cover price $17.89 | About this edition: A collection of poems, including 'Golden Goodness,' 'Cranberry Red,' and 'Biscuit Brown,' celebrating individuality and African American identity

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Product Description: Zuri Jackson's best friend, Danitra Brown, wears only purple because she might be a princess, faces down bullies, rides her bike as if it had wings, and is definitely going to win the Nobel prize one day. In this spirited collection of poems, Grimes and Cooper have created two unforgettable little girls and a warm portrait of true friendship...read more
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Hardcover:

9780688120733 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, April 1, 1994, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A collection of thirteen poems centered around two best friends

Paperback:

9780688154714 | Reprint edition (Harpercollins Childrens Books, September 1, 1997), cover price $6.99 | About this edition: Presents a collection of thirteen poems centered on two best friends

Library:

9780688120740 | Lothrop Lee & Shepard, April 1, 1994, cover price $15.89 | About this edition: A collection of thirteen poems centered around two best friends

Reinforced:

9780606116138 | Demco Media, September 1, 1997, cover price $15.81 | About this edition: Presents a collection of thirteen poems centered on two best friends

Prebinding:

9781435286078 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 22, 2008), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: Zuri Jackson's best friend, Danitra Brown, wears only purple because she might be a princess, faces down bullies, rides her bike as if it had wings, and is definitely going to win the Nobel prize one day.

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Despite their water being poisoned and the building set afire, Miss Crandall kept her school for African-American women--several of whom were the daughters of freed slaves--running in order to give her students the education they knew they deserved. 15,000 first printing.

School and Library:

9781590784563 | Wordsong, September 1, 2007, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Poets Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson tell the story of Prudence Crandall's school for African American girls opened in 1833.

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Sarah and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better, in a moving picture book which balances sadness and mourning with the comforting notion of the continuity of all life. Reprint.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Jacqueline Woodson

Hardcover:

9780786802418 | Jump at the Sun, January 1, 2001, cover price $14.74 | About this edition: A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

Paperback:

9781423106807 | Reprint edition (Jump at the Sun, June 1, 2007), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: Sarah and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

Library:

9780786821914 | Jump at the Sun, January 1, 2001, cover price $15.49 | About this edition: A child and her grandmother feel sad when Grandpa dies, but as time passes, funny memories of him make them laugh and feel better.

Prebinding:

9781417791224 | Turtleback Books, June 1, 2007, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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The first title of a series presents the history of Africa's rich cultural empires from the early part of the millennium through the time of Christopher Columbus. Reprint.
By Kathleen Benson and Floyd Cooper (illustrator)

Library:

9780688102579 | Harpercollins, January 1, 1998, cover price $17.93 | About this edition: Presents the history of Africa's rich cultural empires from the early part of the millennium through the time of Christopher Columbus

Prebinding:

9781435200296 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, May 15, 2007), cover price $16.99 | also contains African Beginnings | About this edition: Presents the history of Africa's rich cultural empires from the early part of the millennium through the time of Christopher Columbus.

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Both angry poverty and innocent childhood are explored in poetry that reflects the voices of the young men of Gary, Indiana, a broken town of crime and poverty.

Hardcover:

9781932425772 | Wordsong, February 1, 2007, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A collection of poems depicts the lives of poverty, crime, despair, and lost innocence of African American teenagers growing up in Gary, Indiana.

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Trailing behind the caravan that is following the eastern star, in search of the newborn king, Ameer and his dog Ra try to find a tribute that will compare to those of the merchants and kings, and, while in Bethlehem, discover the best gift of all.
By Floyd Cooper (illustrator) and Marty Crisp

School and Library:

9780399242960 | Philomel Books, September 14, 2006, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: While traveling to Bethlehem with his beloved dog, a young servant to one of the Magi worries about finding a gift to give the baby Jesus.

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