John Coy
John Coy
author • speaker • educator

In this unique collaboration, four authors (Diane Wilson, Sun Yung Shin, Shannon Gibney, John Coy) lyrically explore where they each come from―literally and metaphorically―as well as what unites all of us as humans.

Richly layered illustrations connect past and present, making for an accessible and visually striking look at history, family, and identity.

New Book!
Where We Come From

“...Outstanding in all ways, this title deserves a place in most collections and adds a wonderful opportunity for upper elementary students (and higher!) to unpack our complicated histories.” —School Library Journal

Recent Releases

So Big and So Small My Mighty Journey If We Were Gone Dads

Gap Life

“This is a wonderful story that captivates you from
the very beginning. You will start and end the story
with a smile. Cray’s voice is unique and draws readers
in through funny and realistic moments.
Highly Recommended”

School Library Connection

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

starred review!

Their Great Gift:
Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

“A heartfelt reminder of a significant American ideal.” Kirkus Reviews

“A visual smorgasbord that informs young readers—and reminds older ones—
how the United States was and continues to be made.”Publishers Weekly

“An attractive and inspiring look at immigration to the United States,
sure to spark discussions at home or in the classroom.”School Library Journal

starred reviews!

Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land
More Picture Books
On Your Way Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game Night Driving Two Old Potatoes and Me  
Strong to the Hoop Hoop Genius Around the World     Vroomaloom Zoom
4 for 4 Middle Grade Series
Top of the Order Eyes on the Goal Love of the Game Take Your Best Shot

“Coy effortlessly captures the voices of boys on the verge of adolescence. Gripping play-by-play and a fast-moving plot will appeal to sports enthusiasts and reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal

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