2016 Mini-Grant Winners

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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 Colusa
Carla Ryan Reader’s Theater Workshop Noble Elementary School San Jose
Nicole Golden Cardboard Seaters San Fernando Middle School San Fernando
Michele Ramos From Germs to Giraffes: Ezra Jack Keats’s Pet Show! San Pablo Library, Contra Costa County Library San Pablo
Joseph Gresko Jennie’s Geometry Hat South East High School South Gate

Connecticut

Kerri Gilmore 100 Years, 100 Days! Area Cooperative Educational Services North Haven
Nina A. Smith Peter Comes to Life in Our Neighborhood Waterbury Arts Magnet School Waterbury

Delaware

Sophia Hanson Letters to Amy Garfield Library, New Castle County New Castle
Amy Mumley Keats Story Sharing Program John Bassett Moore Intermediate School Smyrna

Florida

Carrie Friday Changing Chairs, Changing the Library, Changing Lives Southwest Middle School Palm Bay
Linda Busch Jennie’s Hat Day / Louie’s Cap Day Polk City Community Library Polk City
Amy Harms, Melissa Cooper Keats “K”ollaboration South Daytona Elementary School South Daytona
Kelly Geurts Creativity with Keats Muller Elementary Magnet School Tampa

Georgia

Christine Tigue Best in Show Hope-Hill Elementary School Atlanta
Stacie Thompson Communicating in Our World William J. Scott Elementary School Atlanta
Tracy Walker Keats Quarterly at Your Library Chestatee Regional Library System Dawsonville
Amy Berra Growing Gardeners to Grow Food Chicopee Woods Elementary School Gainesville

Indiana

Leslie Preddy Celebrating Ezra Jack Keats: Building Reading Relationships, Authors and Artists Perry Meridian Middle School Indianapolis

Iowa

Carrie Taylor, Terry Williams Advanced After School Art Club Highland Elementary, Waterloo Community Schools Waterloo

Kentucky

Fillamay Cowell Imagination 1: 2016 Russell County Public Library Jamestown
Sade Graves Ezra J. Keats Makerspace Kentucky School for the Blind Louisville

Louisiana

Katina Gaudet Gumbo Is Good South Lafourche Public Library Cut Off
Dot Smith Honoring 100 Years of Ezra Jack Keats Golden Meadow Public Library Golden Meadow
Brooke Savoie, Librarian Our Community Lockport Public Library Lockport
Jessica K. Cassel Dreams in Light and Shadows Raceland Public Library Raceland
Luticia Cortez Pets on Parade Lafourche Parish Library, Choctaw Branch Thibodaux

Massachusetts

Ilane Pereira La Gorre de Maria  John J. Doran Community School Fall River

Michigan

Dave Heinz Creative Drama Day with The Snowy Day Calumet High School Calumet
Charli Osborne Shadow Play Oak Park Public Library Oak Park
Jennifer Mann Celebrating Ypsilanti! Ypsilanti District Library Ypsilanti

Mississippi

Kristy R. Luse KEATS: Kids Elevating the Arts Through Storybooks Tupelo Public School District Tupelo

Missouri

Liz Buesteton, Kristin Hancock Novel Engineering Using The Snowy Day Crestview Middle School Ellisville
Brian Keller Snowy Day Novel Engineering Mallinckrodt Academy of Gifted Instruction St. Louis

Montana

Rebekah Kamp The Snowy Night: After Hours Family STEAM Event Belgrade Community Library Belgrade

New Jersey

Heather Marquette Ezra Jack Keats: Art @ the Library Logan Branch, Gloucester County Library System Logan Township

New York

Margaret Mitchell A Quilt for Ezra Almond 20th Century Club Library Almond
Stephanie Fox The Shadow Production Bayside High School Bayside
Amy Griffin Urban Collage P188x@34 Bronx
Barbara Hannan The Central Objects in Ezra Jack Keats Books P.S. 227 Brooklyn
Terri Feinstein Keats-Inspired Mural P.S. 316 Elijah Stroud School Brooklyn
Audrey D. Maldonado Art and the Observer East Hill Elementary Canajoharie
Daniele Vecchio Family Fun Night with Ezra Jack Keats Franklinville Central School District Franklinville
Kate Judge Patton Story Board Games Lindell Elementary School Long Beach
Alcira Jaar Ezra Jack Keats: Mobiles & Balance Dos Puentes Elementary School New York City
Julie Zenobi Patterns & Color: Textile Design Inspired by Ezra Keats P.S. 64 Joseph P. Addabbo School New York City
Veronica Dunlop Parents as Reading and Writing Partners Ozone Park
Norma Santaliz Keats: The Magnificence of Perseverance P.S. 65 Academy of Innovative Learning Staten Island
Lois Heiser Skelly Art Becomes Play—The Ezra Jack Keats Way Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library Milton

North Carolina

Melissa Harrison Ignite the Fun…Blast Off at the Library! Camden County Public Library Camden

Oklahoma

Melissa Bulls The Book Trip Soutar Memorial Library Boise City

Pennsylvania

Angela Lang Just Imagine Series East Cheltenham Free Library Cheltenham
Michelina Stickney The Goggles Project Evans City Public Library Evans City
Melanie Ramsey Young Songwriters, Arts & Performers: An Ezra Jack Keats Celebration Hollidaysburg Area Public Library Hollidaysburg
Robert Thomas Bartram Book Buddies Bartram High School Philadelphia
Dolores Colarosa Keats’ Kids Holiday Art Show Baldwin Borough Public Library Pittsburgh
Paula Kelly Open Books: My Story, My Neighborhood Whitehall Public Library Pittsburgh

Tennessee

Elaine Earnest Shearin Express Yourself!!!! G.W. Carver High School Memphis

Texas

Kimberley Gaskill “I Wonder” with Peter’s Chair Adams Hill Elementary San Antonio

Utah

Lauren McAfee Tell Your Story: A Celebration of Ezra Jack Keats Cedar City Public Library in the Park Cedar City

Virginia

Tina Genay Ezra Jack Keats Winchester, Virginia, Collage Virginia Ave. Charlotte DeHart Elementary Winchester