Ezra Jack Keats
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American
children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters
on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets.
He wanted no child to be an outsider. “If we could see each
other exactly as the other is,” he wrote, “this would be a
About Ezra's Life
Quotes on Keats
Stars and other notables reflect on the impact of Ezra’s books on their lives and our culture
Ezra's Bio for Kids
A clear, concise overview with images in a printable PDF perfect for display!
Answers to frequently asked questions about Ezra’s life and work