Ira's Shakespeare Dream
By 5 Minutes for Books
Floyd Cooper’s familiar soft oil wash illustrations are done in warm tones and almost seem to glow brighter when depicting on-stage scenes. His artistic realism shines here, as it does in all of his books. This biography does more than introduce a celebrated performer to young children. It also portrays a man of great courage, who from a young age, and in the face of terrible injustice, dared to dream. His perseverance and talent saw that dream come to fruition, and his story can serve as inspiration to all children.