Schools, libraries and bookstores across America are celebrating the life and work of great children’s book author and illustrator, Floyd Cooper.
United States, May 6, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Children’s Book Council and Every child a readerin partnership with Bookshop.org, KidLit TVThe Brown Bookshelf, The African American Children’s Book Project, Highlights Foundation and Dollywood Foundation are proud to announce the first Floyd Cooper Day., May 6, 2022.
This annual celebration of the last day of the 103rd Children’s Book Week will feature eleven original videos; a poster competition for schools, libraries and bookstores; a major social media campaign (#FloydCooperDay); an online listing of Floyd Cooper books and instructional guides; an online reading of Dolly Parton; bookstore and library events; and a major online book promotion by Bookshop.org.
KidLit TV has produced original videos by Crystal Allen, Tameka Fryer Brown, Judy Allen Dodson, Patti Gauch, Nikki Grimes, Leah Henderson, Cheryl Willis Hudson & Wade Hudson, Sharon Langley, Torrey Maldonado, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, Charles Smith, Don Tate, and Carole Boston Weatherford read their favorite Floyd Cooper books for viewing in classrooms, libraries and bookstores. Crystal Allen’s reading was filmed on the steps of Ashton Hall in Galveston, Texas, on the day now celebrated every year since 1865 as Juneteenth, the subject of one of Mr Cooper’s books.
Several bookstore and library events will take place, including readings of his Floyd books by local authors, reflections, and distribution of his titles (to the first 20 attendees) at the Philadelphia Free Library Chestnut Hill Branch at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by The African American Children’s Book Project and The Literary Cafe Books & Events.
On the evening of May 6, a special encore presentation of the award-winning online series “Goodnight with Dolly” which will feature Dolly reading “Max and The Tag-Along Moon” by Floyd. A new in-memoriam to Floyd will close this presentation, all available on DollyParton.com.
All information and resources are now available at www.EveryChildReader.net
About every child a reader
Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) literacy charity whose popular national programs include Children’s Book Week, the nation’s longest running literacy initiative, celebrating its 103 year anniversary in 2022; the Kids’ Book Choice Awards, the only national book awards chosen solely by children and teenagers; Get Caught Reading, a classroom poster project: and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program, in partnership with the Library of Congress.
About the Children’s Book Council
The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is the non-profit trade association of North American children’s book publishers, dedicated to supporting the industry and promoting children’s books and reading. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry as a whole, including educational programming, advocacy for diversity and partnerships with national organizations. The CBC promotes a culture of reading in communities by creating free reading lists and other materials, supporting book award programs, and more.