The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

35th Anniversary Celebration

- EJK Award Ceremony, includes a lively Q&A
- Silent Auction Soiree, master class on illustration
- Mock EJK Award Panel
- The Snowy Day's Legacy, insights from former EJK Award winners

Mock EJK Award

- 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

Books of Wonder Panel Discussions

EJK Award Illustrators
Heidi Woodward Sheffield, Steve Small, & Victoria Tentler-Krylov
EJK Award Writers
Tricia Elam Walker, Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey, Raymond Antrobus
Pat Cummings, Oge Mora, Meg Medina, Sydney Smith & Mike Curato

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.