Imagination Library Honors Beloved Illustrator and Author by Celebrating First Annual Floyd Cooper Day on May 6

May 3, 2022 | Imagination Library

Special encore presentation of “Goodnight with Dolly” episode, “Max and the Tag-Along Moon,” premieres May 6, 2022 in celebration of Floyd Cooper Day and Children’s Book Week.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is proud to celebrate the first annual Floyd Cooper Day on May 6! During the annual Children’s Book Week celebration May 2-8, 2022, the Imagination Library joins non-profit organization, Every Child a Reader, to honor the beloved author-illustrator on this special day.

In celebration of his inspiring and powerful work as an award-winning illustrator and author, the Imagination Library will premiere a special encore presentation of the award-winning “Goodnight with Dolly” online series on May 6, which will feature Dolly reading Cooper’s “Max and the Tag-Along Moon,” along with a special in-memoriam to Cooper.

Remembering Floyd Cooper’s LegacyFloyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper was a children’s book illustrator known for realistically and positively exploring the African American experience. With over 30 years of work and 100 titles, he strived to shed light on chapters of African American history that weren’t taught enough in classrooms. “Max and the Tag-Along Moon,” which Cooper wrote and illustrated, has become a beloved book in the Imagination Library cannon and his works have left a lasting impact among families all over the world. Sadly, Cooper passed on July 15, 2021, yet the ideals and values imparted through his works will live on forever.

Watch the Special Presentation of “Max and the Tag-Along Moon”

To celebrate the first annual Floyd Cooper Day, tune in on May 6 to watch a special encore presentation of the award-winning “Goodnight with Dolly” online series, which will feature Dolly reading Cooper’s “Max and The Tag-Along Moon,” ending with a new in-memoriam to Cooper and his legacy.

Celebrate Floyd Cooper Day on Friday, May 6

Join the celebration of the first annual Floyd Cooper Day on May 6, 2022, by using #FloydCooperDay across social media and tune in to the special presentation of “Max and the Tag-Along Moon.”