Snapshot Stories

Kimberly Powers Lead Children’s Librarian Englewood Public Library Englewood, Colorado If ever there was a program inspired by the books and images of Ezra Jack Keats, Snapshot Stories conceived of by librarian Kimberly Powers of the Englewood Public Library in Colorado, is it! This was a bookmaking project in which the children would make every […]

Ghas-Tv-Xvm’-dvn (“The Places We Go,” Deeni language)

Liz Fox IB Research & Curriculum Assistant Newport High School Newport Oregon How do you make history come alive for a group of Native American high school students whose history is most often ignored in classroom curriculum? This was the challenge taken on by educators Elizabeth Fox and Crystal Taylor. They met the challenge by […]

We are Kenosha

Heather Thompson Youth Services Program Librarian Kenosha Public Library Kenosha, Wisconsin With their EJK Mini-Grant, the Kenosha Public Library in Kenosha, WI embarked upon a three-month community-wide collaborative art project called “We Are Kenosha.” The goal was to reach beyond existing library users in the hopes of learning more about Kenosha residents who do not […]

Panoramic Fairy Tale Workshop and Performance

Mary Jenkins Project Director Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library Clarksdale, Mississippi In librarian Mary Jenkins’ memory Clarksdale Carnegie Public Library had never offered their community an art workshop. Ms. Jenkins applied for an EJK Mini-Grant to see what would happen if they did! Ms. Jenkins decided to revive an entertainment artform popular in the 19th century […]

2018 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 prize, too: a gift certificate for 10 children’s books, courtesy of Penguin Random House—and recognition for an excellent job! In the News Click on the image to read the article. Speakers They […]

2018 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City Alabama Ashley Cummins Paint Your World Russellville Public Library Russellville Ricky Statham Paper Cuts: A Painless Guide to Printing and Zines Oneonta Public Library Oneonta April Wallace Visiting the World Through Festivals Pelham Park Middle School Pelham Alaska Ingrid Harrald Flex: the Year in Review Homer Flex High School Homer California […]

Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking In the News (videos)

2016 NY1 Parenting Report with Shelley Goldberg 2015 NY1’s Shelley Goldberg recommended seeing the winning books at the Brooklyn Public Library in a Where To Go segment 2014 Executive Director Deborah Pope and city-wide winner Aleksandra Stanisavljevic appeared on CBS2 (New York) with Andrea Grymes. 2013 Executive Director Deborah Pope appeared with city-wide winner Amelia […]