Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is a Coretta Scott King Award winner and the illustrator of Ruth and the Green Book. Floyd received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

George the Stegosaurus

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“‘That’s OK.’ Eddie Lee told Christie with his hand over his heart. ‘It’s what’s here that counts.’” From the book Be Good to Eddie Lee

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

Joyce Carol Thomas, Jerry Pinkney, and Paul O. Zelinsky

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love story.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Work each and every day on your craft.