WH-bookmakingPress Release: Winners of the 29th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced

NEW YORK—May 4, 2015—The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 29th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. City-wide and borough winning books, honorable mentions and all school-wide winning books will be on exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library (at Grand Army Plaza) May 4-22.

May-WH-bookmaking-upcomingawardsAuthor, Author!

On May 15, New York City’s budding authors and illustrators receive their EJK Bookmaking Awards. We’ll post highlights of the ceremony, but for now we have a preview of the top books and a list of the winners. And don’t miss the exhibit of all the books at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library, May 4-22.

BA-winners-may-WHBook Award Highlights

For us, the high point of the Children’s Book Festival at USM is always the EJK Book Award ceremony, when new writers and illustrators mingle with picture book VIPs. Read what Executive Director Deborah Pope and winners Chieri Uegaki and Chris Haughton said about the exhilarating experience.

zydeco-May-WHEJK Family Concert Announced

On Saturday, June 6, at 4 p.m., Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience will rock the Prospect Park bandshell with a program for young audiences called Creole Kidz. The unique Louisiana band will be joined by Dan Zanes reading Keats, all part of the summer series Celebrate Brooklyn!