2003 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

2003 Writer Award

Shirin Yim Bridges
Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books

2003 Illustrator Award

Sophie Blackall

From: Australia; Now: Brooklyn, New York

6 Word Memoir: Never enough hours in the day.

Activities: Raising ducklings, building stone walls, scouring flea markets, visiting writers’ houses…

Distraction: I am very lucky to share a studio in Brooklyn with three other picture book makers, Brian Floca, Rowboat Watkins and Douglas Salati. When I’m not there I’m in the Catskill Mountains where I’m building a retreat for children’s book people in an old dairy farm, called Milkwood.

Other Awards:

  • Finding Winnie, 2016 Caldecott Medal
  • Hello Lighthouse, 2019 Caldecott Medal
  • Meet Wild Boars, Society of Illustrators Founder’s Award

Upcoming: If you Come to Earth, Chronicle Books September 2020.


Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books