2011 Bookmaking Ceremony Highlights

Awards Ceremony Highlights The 2011 Bookmaking Awards ceremony took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City In the News Eighth-grader Tony Wu (a city-wide winner for “Take the A Train”) joined the EJK Foundation’s Deborah Pope on Eye on New York with Dana Tyler (CBS2) 2011’s youngest city-wide winners were third-graders […]

Haiku Graffiti

Dr. Meredith St. Clair, Program Administrator Boise Public Schools Boise, Idaho Inspired by Ezra Jack Keats illustrations, street graffiti and Japanese haiku, boys and girls at the Juvenile Detention Center in Boise, Idaho, used all these elements to create deeply personal cityscapes. During the art project, the students pronounced Keats one of the first graffiti […]

African-American Shadow Plays

Jill Waltz, Teacher Geeter Middle School Memphis, Tennessee The Geeter Middle School packed a lot of culture into its Black History program, with students adapting African and African-American folktales into shadow plays and performing them with puppets and sets they created themselves. A project this multidimensional takes vision on the part of well-organized, knowledgeable and […]