Floyd Cooper’s career as an illustrator began when he was “three years old, drawing on the side of our house.” Now he has 107 picture books to his name.

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Floyd Cooper has won many prestigious awards for his illustrations, including the 2009 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for The Blacker the Berry, written by Joyce Carol Thomas (Amistad), plus three previous Coretta Scott King Honors, a Da Vinci Award, and an NAACP Image Honor. Visit him at www.floydcooper.com.

You can win a free copy of Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation, signed by Floyd Cooper! Our giveaway began yesterday and runs through tomorrow. Enter here.