Fun with French

Mamie Anthoine Ney, Director Deb Cleveland, Head of Children’s Services Auburn Public Library Auburn, Maine The Auburn Public Library had a mission: to help preserve the once-vibrant French-speaking culture of the Maine area it serves. Its strategy: The “Fun with French” program, geared toward the Library’s youngest users and their families. With a EJK Mini-Grant, the program […]

30th Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Awards

Awards Ceremony Highlights Speakers Lisa Rosenblum, Brooklyn Public Library Chief Librarian Jane Breskin Zalben, Guest Author-Illustrator Richard Hasenyager, Executive Director of Library Services at the DOE Photo Gallery Real Page-turners Browse the books of the city-wide winners: Some Skyscrapers Are… By Roberto Quesada A-Z Inventions Through History By Sarah Cheung My Life as a Dandelion By Crystal Ng In the […]

2016 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City Alabama Kelly Mumper Celebrating EJK’s Birthday! Cheaha Regional Head Start Talladega Alaska Joyanne Hamilton Innoko River Ancestory: Our Many Fathers & Mothers Innoko River School & Tribal Library Shageluk Arkansas Holly Elsea Creating a Studio Classroom Bright Field Middle School Bentonville California Alissa Morrow Art with Ezra Colusa County Free Library […]

Artists-in-Residence at Piermont Library

Alexis Starke Art Teacher Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library Piermont, New York For this exceptional program, a town library took advantage of available resources—natural resources, in fact, provided by Sparkill Creek, the Hudson River and the 11,000-year-old, 1,000-acre Piermont Marsh, part of the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve. The 14 students, grades 4 […]

2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

New Writer Interview Don Tate: Poet – The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton Underrepresented communities have been calling for more diversity in children’s publishing for years. This isn’t new….Diversity must now move beyond a buzzword. Interviewed by Margot Abel, Associate Director, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation You won an EJK Book Award for the second book you […]

2016 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award

New Illustrator Interview Phoebe Wahl: Sonya’s Chickens It’s important to me to be thinking critically about my characters, about who they are representing and why….Keats included characters of color in a refreshingly revolutionary way that I am deeply inspired by. Interviewed by Margot Abel, Associate Director, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation You won an EJK Book […]