John Coy
John Coy
author • speaker • educator

About John

John Coy is the author of young adult novels, the 4 for 4 middle-grade series, and fiction and nonfiction picture books.

He has received numerous awards for his work including a Marion Vannett Ridgway Award for best debut picture book, a Charlotte Zolotow Honor, Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, Notable Book for a Global Society, the Burr/Warzalla Award for Distinguished Achievement in Children’s Literature and the the Kerlan Award in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature.

John lives in Minneapolis and visits schools around the world.

How to pronounce John’s name.

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Visiting with students in a Birmingham, AL school. At Cirque Peak in Banff National Park with Carolyn Fisher, the illustrator of "Two Old Potatoes and Me"

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