Our Champions

Winners & Honorees

Discover more about the lives and inspiration of EJK Awards past and present.


Learn how these EJK Award winning publishers continue to advance diversity in children’s literature.


Meet the amazing individuals who have joined us for this momentous year.

In-Person and Virtual Activities and Guides

  • Social Media Tips & Graphics

    Check out ideas for your social media posts. Find sample messages and downloadable graphics.

    Find Inspiration Here

  • Learn More

    Sign up for info about the 35th Anniversary. Become a part of the celebration and receive news, tips and activity toolkits.

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  • Press Room

    Find background materials, an EJK Award timeline and digital assets designed for media, but all are welcome to come and browse.

    Press Release and other info

  • Your Donations Are Appreciated

    Support the EJK Award winner and honoree prizes and help us promote more diverse literature for kids.

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Thank you to the following

Penguin Random House - Penguin Young Readers, Candlewick Press, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, and Scholastic  

The year-long EJK Award anniversary campaign (taking place from June 2020 through June 2021) is produced by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.