The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

New Documentary Film Release TODAY
Diversity in Children's Literature

An insightful portrait of the giants, past and present, who have advanced diversity in picture books, highlighting the power of children seeing themselves in books.

NEW - NYC EJK Bookmaking Competition

DOE Educators earn CE credit at Professional Development Session

"Bringing Your Story to Life"
October 27: 4-5pm ET
Led by Melissa Jacobs & Karen Rosner, DOE teachers & librarians show how to bring this engaging program to your students.

Fall 2021
Tools for Teachers & 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

2021-2022 Mock EJK Award Program

- How to adapt the program for children of all ages
- Virtual and In-Person lesson plans
- Sample criteria and a sample voting process
- Art project ideas and clip art

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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.