2019 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Ceremony

Photos: Gregg Richards; Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Special Thanks to the Educators The teachers and librarians who supervised the winning students received a collection of children’s books, donated by Penguin Random House–in recognition of their outstanding work! Collaborating Team (L to R) Karen Rosner, Visual Arts Coordinator, NYC Dept. of Education, Linda E. Johnson, President […]

2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony

Highlights from the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony and Kaigler Children’s Book Festival included: Traveling to the festival in a grand caravan of extraordinary children’s book makers and one rock star librarian. Here we are, me, Chris Raschka, Caroline Ward, Brian Floca, Bweela Steptoe and Paul Zelinsky. What a group! And that was only […]

2019 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City Alabama Vickie Harkins The Ezra Jack Keats Summer Reading Program Armstrong Osborne Public Library Talladega Terri Bailey Susan Moore Dreamcatchers Presents: An Ezra Jack Keats Author Study Through the Arts Susan Moore Elementary School Blountsvile Arizona Maria Gnagy My Wellton Yuma County Library District- Wellton Branch Wellton California Lyzbeth Beltran Giant […]

Mock EJK Award

Friends School of Baltimore Mock EJK Award Ceremony In the fall of 2018 the Friends School of Baltimore initiated the very first Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award for a children’s book published in 2018. The judges were students from two kindergarten classes and the criteria, based on that used by the actual Ezra Jack Keats […]

Muppets and Social Tolerance

Stefanie Abbey, Art Teacher Eve Davis, Librarian High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety Jamaica, New York Sesame Street has used puppets to teach children to share, be kind and show empathy for others for over fifty years. And that’s why teacher Stefanie. Abbey decided to use “muppet” like puppets to engage her students […]