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    About our Author
    John Coy
    John Coy is the author of the picture books Strong to the Hoop, Around the World, Hoop Genius, Game Changer, and Their Great Gift. He lives in Minneapolis and visits schools nationally and internationally.
    Awards
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Delaware Diamonds Program
    Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award
    Junior Library Guild Selection
    Notable Books for a Global Society
    Orbis Pictus Award
    Sequoyah Book Award
    South Carolina Book Award
    Black Eyed Susan Book Awards
    Booklist Top 10 Sports Books for Youth
    Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
    Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices
    Cream of the Crop for Children's and Young Adult Literature
    Illinois Monarch Award
    Louisiana Young Readers' Choice
    National Endowment for the Humanities Nonfiction Booklist for Young Readers
    North Carolina Children's Book Award
    South Carolina Book Award
    Star Of The North Picture Book Award
    Virginia Readers' Choice Award
    Volunteer State Book Award
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books
    Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text
    NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    NYC Reads 365 Recommended Reading List
    Star Of The North Picture Book Award
    5 questions for John Coy
    1.
    What was your favorite book when you were a child?
    The Day Daddy Stayed Home
    2.
    What’s your favorite line from a book?
    Go, Dog. Go!
    3.
    Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?
    That's way too difficult. It's like asking for my favorite breath of air.
    4.
    Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?
    I wanted to write the types of books I would have liked to read.
    5.
    Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?
    Three things: read, read, read.