Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

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Writer Award

Derrick Barnes
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut

Illustrated by Gordon C. James

Agate Bolden/Denene Millner Books

Illustrator Award

Evan Turk
Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters
Written by Michael Mahin

Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Writer Award

Jeri Watts
A Piece of Home

Illustrated by Hyewon Yum

Candlewick Press

Illustrator Award

Micha Archer
Daniel Finds a Poem

Nancy Paulsen Books

Writer Award

Don Tate
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Peachtree Publishers

Illustrator Award

Phoebe Wahl
Sonya's Chicken

Tundra Books

Writer Award

Chieri Uegaki
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Kids Can Press

Illustrator Award

Chris Haughton
Shh! We Have a Plan

Candlewick Press

Writer Award

Ame Dyckman
Tea Party Rules

Viking

Illustrator Award

Christian Robinson
Rain

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Writer Award

Julie Fogliano
And Then It’s Spring

Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press

Illustrator Award

Hyewon Yum
Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!

Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux

Writer Award

Meg Medina
Tía Isa Wants a Car

Candlewick Press

Illustrator Award

Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Same, Same but Different

Christy Ottaviano Books/ Henry Holt

Writer Award

Laurel Croza
I Know Here

Groundwood Books

Illustrator Award

Tao Nyeu
Bunny Days

Dial Books for Young Readers

2010

Writer Award

Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Most Loved in All the World

Houghton Mifflin

Illustrator Award

Taeeun Yoo
Only a Witch Can Fly

Feiwel & Friends

2009

Writer Award

Stian Hole
Garmann's Summer

Eerdmans

Illustrator Award

Shadra Strickland
Bird

Lee & Low Books

2008

Writer Award

David Ezra Stein
Leaves

G.P. Putnam's Sons

Illustrator Award

Jonathan Bean
The Apple Pie that Papa Baked

Simon & Schuster

2007

Writer Award

Kelly Cunnane
For You Are a Kenyan Child

Atheneum

Illustrator Award

Kristen Balouch
Mystery Bottle

Hyperion Books

2006

Writer Award

Mary Ann Rodman
My Best Friend

Viking

Illustrator Award

Yunmee Kyong
Silly Chicken

Viking

2005

Writer Award

Janice N. Harrington
Going North

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Illustrator Award

Ana Juan
The Night Eater

Arthur A. Levine Books

2004

Writer Award

Jeron Ashford Frame
Yesterday I Had the Blues

Tricycle Press

Illustrator Award

Gabi Swiatkowska
My Name Is Yoon

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

2003

Writer Award

Shirin Yim Bridges
Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books

Illustrator Award

Sophie Blackall
Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books

2002

Writer Award

Deborah Wiles
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

Illustrator Award

Jerome Lagarrigue
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

2001

Writer Award

D.B. Johnson
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Houghton Mifflin

Illustrator Award

Bryan Collier
Uptown

Henry Holt & Co.

2000

Writer Award

Soyung Pak
Dear Juno

Viking

1999

Writer Award

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Elizabeti's Doll

Lee & Low Books

1997

Writer Award

Juan Felipe Herrera
Calling the Doves (El canto de las palomas)

Children's Book Press

1995

Writer Award

Cari Best
Taxi! Taxi!

Little, Brown & Co.

1993

Writer Award

Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach

Crown Publishers

1991

Writer Award

Angela Johnson
Tell Me a Story, Mama

Orchard Books (Scholastic)

1989

Writer Award

Yoriko Tsutsui
Anna's Special Present

Viking Kestrel

1987

Writer Award

Juanita Havill
Jamaica's Find

Houghton Mifflin

1986

Writer Award

Valerie Flournoy
The Patchwork Quilt

Dial Books