Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners

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Jeri Watts
A Piece of Home

Candlewick Press

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Micha Archer
Daniel Finds a Poem

Nancy Paulsen Books

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New Writer Award

Don Tate
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton

Peachtree Publishers

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Phoebe Wahl
Sonya's Chicken

Tundra Books

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Chieri Uegaki
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin

Kids Can Press

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Chris Haughton
Shh! We Have a Plan

Candlewick Press

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Ame Dyckman
Tea Party Rules

Viking

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Christian Robinson
Rain

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Julie Fogliano
And Then It’s Spring

Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press

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

Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux

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Meg Medina
Tía Isa Wants a Car

Candlewick Press

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Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Same, Same but Different

Christy Ottaviano Books/ Henry Holt

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Laurel Croza
I Know Here

Groundwood Books

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Tao Nyeu
Bunny Days

Dial Books for Young Readers

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2010

New Writer Award

Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Most Loved in All the World

Houghton Mifflin

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Taeeun Yoo
Only a Witch Can Fly

Feiwel & Friends

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2009

New Writer Award

Stian Hole
Garmann's Summer

Eerdmans

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Shadra Strickland
Bird

Lee & Low Books

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2008

New Writer Award

David Ezra Stein
Leaves

G.P. Putnam's Sons

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Jonathan Bean
The Apple Pie that Papa Baked

Simon & Schuster

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2007

New Writer Award

Kelly Cunnane
For You Are a Kenyan Child

Atheneum

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Kristen Balouch
Mystery Bottle

Hyperion Books

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2006

New Writer Award

Mary Ann Rodman
My Best Friend

Viking

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Yunmee Kyong
Silly Chicken

Viking

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2005

New Writer Award

Janice N. Harrington
Going North

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Ana Juan
The Night Eater

Arthur A. Levine Books

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2004

New Writer Award

Jeron Ashford Frame
Yesterday I Had the Blues

Tricycle Press

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Gabi Swiatkowska
My Name Is Yoon

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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2003

New Writer Award

Shirin Yim Bridges
Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books

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Sophie Blackall
Ruby's Wish

Chronicle Books

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2002

New Writer Award

Deborah Wiles
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

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Jerome Lagarrigue
Freedom Summer

Atheneum

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2001

New Writer Award

D.B. Johnson
Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Houghton Mifflin

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Bryan Collier
Uptown

Henry Holt & Co.

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2000

New Writer Award

Soyung Pak
Dear Juno

Viking

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1999

New Writer Award

Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Elizabeti's Doll

Lee & Low Books

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1997

New Writer Award

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

Children's Book Press

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1995

New Writer Award

Cari Best
Taxi! Taxi!

Little, Brown & Co.

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1993

New Writer Award

Faith Ringgold
Tar Beach

Crown Publishers

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1991

New Writer Award

Angela Johnson
Tell Me a Story, Mama

Orchard Books (Scholastic)

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1989

New Writer Award

Yoriko Tsutsui
Anna's Special Present

Viking Kestrel

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1987

New Writer Award

Juanita Havill
Jamaica's Find

Houghton Mifflin

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1986

New Writer Award

Valerie Flournoy
The Patchwork Quilt

Dial Books

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