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Activities & More Announcement Celebration 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 EJK Mini-Grants Who Got a Mini-Grant?
An all-Keats crop of Mini-Grant programs puts the “fun” in funding! See whose ideas made the grade.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Keeping It 100
Check out our calendar and party reports often for updates on this “Ezra-special” year.
EJK Bookmaking Press Release: 2016 EJK Bookmaking Awards
Winners of 30th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced by Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education
EJK Book Award Ceremony Highlights
Happy Ezra Jack Keats Day! Read about the celebration and the heartfelt and humorous speeches of the Book Award and Honor Book winners.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Party Reports
Schools, libraries, museums and kids around the country are having birthday parties for Ezra, and sharing their photos, videos, letters and cards with us. Enjoy!
EJK Book Award The Book Award Interviews
2016 winners Don Tate and Phoebe Wahl on what this prize means to them.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Party On!
Everybody had a blast at Ezra’s star-studded Birthday Read-a-thon! Check it out—and check back for more in weeks to come!
EJK Bookmaking Author, Author!
San Francisco’s 2016 award festivities included a birthday salute to Ezra and a book exhibition at the Main Library.
EJK Mini-Grants Great Mini-Grant Program
Happy Earth Day! A library in a scenic town had Artists-in-Residence explore the local ecosystem and transform their observations into art.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Press Release: Ezra's 100!
Ezra Jack Keats, the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Snowy Day, which broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s literature, turns 100 on Friday, March 11, 2016.
EJK Mini-Grants Mini-Grant Month
There’s still time to apply before March 31.
Featured Book Ezra’s Hidden Treasures
Clementina’s Cactus is a Keats story unlike any other – it’s told entirely without words! Gorgeous watercolors set the scene, and you supply the text. And enjoy our read-aloud, words and all! Plus: Desert flora, cute cacti, rain makers, and more
Keats Centennial Celebration! Birthday Read-a-thon
Children’s book superstars reading Keats favorites to kids—Ezra would have loved this! It’s happening on Friday, March 11, at Books of Wonder in NYC. Sorry, the sessions are full.
EJK Bookmaking West Coast Winners
See San Francisco’s EJK Bookmaking selections at the Contemporary Jewish Museum on March 13, or catch them at the San Francisco Public Library, from March 15.
EJK Book Award 2016 EJK Book Award Winners Announced
Congratulations to the new EJK Book Award winners! Taking top honors are Don Tate as New Writer for Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton, and Phoebe Wahl as New Illustrator for Sonya’s Chickens. Read more about them and the new Honor Books!
EJK Book Award Press Release: 2016 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 7th
EJK Mini-Grants O, M-G!
Mini-Grant season is winding down, but there is still time to put together a great proposal. The 2016 winners will have a Keats theme for Ezra’s 100th birthday, so consider making your “thinking cap” a party hat!
The Snowy Day A Season of Snowy Days
Snowy Day Month has come and gone, but it’s hard to put those snowy days out of mind while winter is still with us. So we’re “celebrating” a little while longer. Enjoy our favorite moments of the year so far, shared with us by fellow Snowy Day fans.
Featured Book Ezra’s Hidden Treasures
Spend a day In the Park with Ezra—in New York, Paris, Madrid and Moscow! Written by Esther Hautzig, with lively illustrations by Keats, this “Excursion in Four Languages” is a charming, light-hearted romp.
Diversity Celebrate Diversity
Our recommendations of great picture books—interesting perspectives to explore, during African-American History Month and all year round.
Keats Centennial Celebration! Press Release: Ezra Jack Keats Centennial
100th Birthday of Ezra Jack Keats Inspires Year-long Celebration
Keats Centennial Celebration! Keats Birthday Kit
Fun facts and photos, projects and parties, here’s all you need to make Ezra’s birthday a blast!
Announcement Snowy Day Month
January commemorates the book that started it all
Announcement Happy Holidays!
We wish everyone a wondrous, merry, happy holiday season!
EJK Mini-Grants Great Mini-Grant Programs
Two programs that take a page from Keats: a mural arts project and a creative teen zine.