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Activities & More Announcement Diversity EJK Book Award EJK Bookmaking EJK Mini-Grants EJK Online Event Featured Book Featured Books For Kids Keats Centennial Celebration! Recommended Reading The Snowy Day The EJK Interviews
We asked Micha Archer and Jeri Watts who inspired them, how they approach their work, and what it felt like to win the EJK Book Award.
2017 EJK Book Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to Jeri Watts, New Writer for A Piece of Home, and Micha Archer, New Illustrator for Daniel Finds a Poem, for taking top honors this year! Read more about Jeri and Micha, and the new Honor Books.
EJK Bookmaking It's Bookmaking Season
The award ceremonies kick off in Atlanta, where the first-year winners are celebrated on March 4. Check back to see their books!
Event A Tribute to Ezra at the 92nd St. Y
Join us in New York for this free event! Andrea Davis Pinkney talks about writing and reads from A Poem for Peter, on March 13.
Featured Book Peter's Chair Turns 50!
This Keats classic never gets old. If you ever resented a little brother or sister or thought of running away, Ezra reminds you that you’re in good company.
EJK Book Award Press Release: 2017 EJK Book Award
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present Awards at Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival on April 6th
Announcement Find Us on Facebook
That’s where we’ll be exploring African-American history, and more. Check us out—and like us!
Recommended Reading 10 Diverse Books To Look For
These picture books from 2016 feature diverse families and friends, with love and without comment. EJK Mini-Grants Press Release: Call for 2017 Mini-Grant Proposals
60+ Grants of Up To $500 Each Will Be Awarded to Teachers and Librarians Across the Country
The Snowy Day January Is Snowy Day Month!
Our celebration is enriched by two amazing tributes: Amazon’s holiday special and Andrea Davis Pinkney’s A Poem for Peter. Plus,
web features, festivities and a new YouTube playlist. EJK Mini-Grants A $500 Mini-Grant & You
Are you dreaming up a creative program for your school or library? Would you like the funds to make it a reality? Apply for an EJK Mini-Grant! The deadline is March 31. Go for it!
Announcement Keats Author Study Kit
With its great ideas, fun activities, vintage photos and must-know info, Ezra’s 100th birthday kit lives on as the basis for the ultimate author study—or a rockin’ party!
Our year-long 100th birthday celebration was too much fun to be forgotten! So our calendar and Party Reports remain available for revisiting photos, artwork and memories of a great day.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Peter’s on Amazon Prime!
Join Peter and his friends and family for
The Snowy Day Holiday Special, on Amazon Prime! The all-star animated show is streaming now. Announcement 2016 Holiday Gift Guide
The best gift is the love of reading.
Featured Book Ezra’s Hidden Treasures
Happy 50th anniversary to God is in the Mountain, a beautifully illustrated selection of sayings from many spiritual paths. Discover a more ethereal side of Ezra in this unusual book.
EJK Mini-Grants Great Mini-Grant Program
A community awareness campaign in Frankfort, Indiana, to make posters of 50 distinguished Latinos ended up reaching thousands of people, making an impressive impact on this small town.
EJK Bookmaking Baltimore Makes Books
The Baltimore EJK Bookmaking Competition is gearing up for its second banner year. This video shows what it takes to grow a great program.
EJK Mini-Grants Press Release: Call for 2017 Mini-Grant Proposals
29th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Mini-Grants Call for Proposals—Applying Is Fast and Easy
EJK Bookmaking A Word from the Chancellor
NYC Chancellor Carmen Fariña is strongly encouraging schools to participate in the EJK Bookmaking Competition. Read her letter, then click on the
Guidelines. Teachers in San Francisco, Baltimore and Atlanta can sign up, too. EJK Mini-Grants New & Improved...Really!
The 2017 Mini-Grant application is up on our website and ready to go! From now until March 31, it’s time to turn your best ideas into a great program!
EJK Mini-Grants Great Mini-Grant Program
The Auburn, Maine, library’s winning Mini-Grant program brings the fun to bilingual education while helping French-speaking immigrants feel at home Announcement Hat’s Off to Jennie!
Happy 50th anniversary to Jennie’s Hat! Ezra brings a touch of magic to his remarkably modern story of a strong-minded girl trying not to be disappointed.
Announcement Bullseye on Bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. We’ve found some sites that offer strategies and solutions.
Keats Centennial Celebration! A Poem for Peter
Acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney caps off Keats’s amazing centennial year with her lyrical portrait of Ezra’s life and times, in tribute to his masterpiece The Snowy Day. Beautifully illustrated by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson, this unique book goes on sale November 1.