Washington (February 3, 2014) – On January 15, 2013, Morehouse Alumni Earl A. Cooper released Baby Bison’s First Homecoming, which tells the story of Homecoming Day at Howard University through the eyes of the school mascot’s young son, Baby Bison.
Written by Cooper and illustrated by Zantoine Truluck, the book is the third installment in a series of children’s books about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The books give parents, teachers and individuals s a way to start the conversation about college with children at an early age and educate them on the rich history and legacy of HBCUs.
“This book about Howard University, and the book about other HBCUs should be a part of elementary school and community library picture book collections for young children,” said one school official Cooper is also the author of Hello, Maroon Tiger!, which introduces young readers to Morehouse College. I Love My SSU, written by his colleague Desmond Delk is about Savannah State University. Cooper is excited about expanding HBCU Kids Read with additional titles about HBCUs for young readers.