"An impressive achievement."
The New York Times


I'm Ilene Cooper, and I'm all about books.

Welcome to my website!

I've written nearly 40 books for young people, including fiction and nonfiction of all kinds—picture books, easy readers, biographies, histories, and more. Have a look around!

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"Fascinating and compulsively readable."
Booklist, starred review

"Illuminating reading for dreamers and doers already attuned to beats of their own."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A WWII book, a rock ‘n’ roll book, a buddy adventure, this should be an easy sell."
School Library Journal, starred review

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