The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Winners Announced March 9th

Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the EJK Award with all of our outstanding authors, illustrators and their books, with your community. And meet this year’s illustrious Selection Committee!

Learn more about our 35th Anniversary Campaign (2020/21).

Sign Up to receive the Special 35th Award Edition of our newsletter on March 10th.

35th EJK Award Webinars

EJK Award and Honor winners are featured in webinars and conferences on a variety of topics throughout our 35th anniversary year.

(Clockwise from top left: Meg Medina, Shadra Strickland, Shirin Yim Bridges, Don Tate)

Tools for Teachers and Librarians

Virtual and In-Person learning tools support teachers and librarians who want to use more diverse children’s literature in their classrooms and programs.
- Book Discussion Guides develop active and critical reading skills
- Mock EJK Award lesson plans promote interactive engagement
- Read Aloud guide for all age groups

EJK Bookmaking Competition

Inspires avid and reluctant readers to tell their own stories and strengthen their literacy skills at the same time.

EJK Mini-Grants

We award up to 70 EJK Mini-Grants each year to public schools and libraries for creative and innovative programs.

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The Snowy Day

Read the book, play the game, listen to the beat-box read-aloud. Plus, find activities, lesson plans and videos.