Press Release: 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Press Release
NEW YORK, May 7, 2013—The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Education announced today the winners of the 27th annual city-wide Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12.
The 2013 Book Award luncheon was a highlight of the Children’s Book Festival, with funny, heartfelt speeches (and great goody bags!). Read Associate Director Margot Abel’s impressions of the occasion, and the words of our winners Julie Fogliano and Hae-won Yum.
It’s a class act when Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra swing into Prospect Park for the Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert on Saturday, June 8. The show, part of the Celebrate Brooklyn! summer performance series, begins at 4 p.m. and boasts a very special Keats reader—Wynton himself. Cool!
An author-illustrator for over 20 years, Marisabina Russo reads picture books with a penetrating eye. Writing about Jennie’s Hat, she reflects on some of Ezra’s secrets: his ability to know how a girl like Jennie would think and feel, and his brilliance for making books that seem so fresh after nearly 50 years.
Peter has a need for speed: He’s chasing a letter that the wind blew out of his hand. You can help him run faster by typing the letters shown on the screen. Are you up to the challenge? Based on the book A Letter to Amy, this game has suspense, stormy weather and a flying parrot!
“The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats” is spending the season in Akron, Ohio, on display at the Akron Art Museum through June 30. Click on the headline for a schedule of events. Next stop: the National Museum of American Jewish History, in Philadelphia, July 19–October 20.