John Edward Charles Cooper

John Edward Charles Cooper
Place of Birth: 
Date of Birth: 
January 28, 1958
Home Community: 
Durham Region Background: 

John Cooper moved to Ajax from North York in 1989, and later moved to Whitby in 1998.


African-Canadian History; Civil Rights:

    • My name’s not George, with Stanley G. Grizzle (Umbrella Press, 1998)
    • Shadow running (Umbrella Press, 1999)
    • Rapid Ray: The story of Ray Lewis (Tundra Books, 2002)
    • Season of rage: Hugh Burnett and the struggle for civil rights (Tundra Books, 2005)

Communications and Public Relations:

    • Crisis communications in Canada: A practical approach (Centennial College Press, 2007)

Junior Fiction:

    • The Greyhound (Dundurn Press, 2011)
Public Speaking Topics: 
  • Writing for younger audiences
  • Civil rights writing
  • Communications and public relations.
  • Writer
  • Civil Servant
  • Teacher
  • B.A. in English (York University, 1980)
  • Print Journalism Diploma (Centennial College, 1984)
  • M.A. Integrated Studies, Adult Education (Athabasca University, 2010)
Honours and Awards: 
  • 2006 selection of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for Season of rage
  • 2007 nominee, Red Maple Award, Ontario Library Association for Season of rage
  • 2008 nominee, Stellar Book Awards for Season of rage
  • 2004 selection of the Golden Oak Adult Literacy Book Club and 2004 Our Choice starred selection of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre for Rapid Ray: The story of Ray Lewis  
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