2013 Mini-Grant Winners

Educator Program Organization City


Cindy Suggs Our Neighborhood Garden Marjorie Younce Snook Public Library Summerdale


Kristin Troxclair Fuller Lovely Life Cycle of Sockeye Salmon Cooper Landing Community Library Cooper Landing


Michelle Mary Lee Me and the City School for the Visual Arts and Humanities Los Angeles
Jennifer Kirby Creating Family Stories Brookside Children’s Center Richmond
Marie Town Cultural Community Cookbook Oceanside Public Library Oceanside
Michael Zysk Mekong Faces Yuba Gardens Middle School Olivehurst


Ann Marie Jenninngs Apple Head Dolls Creekside Elementary Boulder


Valerie Toner Imagining New and Different Worlds with Ezra! Bristol Public Library Bristol


Patricia Leifer-Hayes Creative Arts Team(A Reader’s TheatreTroop) = CAT Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School Jacksonville
Shawneequa Brown Cultural Bridges: A Reading Program Rock Lake Elementary Orlando


Lori Shiver Folding Up and Cutting Out! Creating Paper Art Cedartown Middle School Cedartown
Gina Stone Communities United Childcare Network Thomaston


Barbara Johnson Children’s Raised Garden Priest Lake Public Library Priest Lake


Irena Just In My Neighborhood Herrin City Library Herrin
Eila Rose Kvaran The Ogden Community Cloth Mural Ogden International School of Chicago Chicago
Emily Porter Positive Print Makers Smyser Elementary Chicago


Debbie Romance “Acts of Kindness” Summer Camp Days Cub Run Elementary School Cub Run
Katie Parr Family Reading Nights Fulton Independent School Fulton
Kristen Bennett Ezra Jack Keats Author Study& Art Project Lexington Public Library Lexington


Penny McDonald The Ezra Jack Keats Mural at the Caldwell Parish Library Caldwell Parish Library Columbia
Deleon M. Wilson Istrouma’s Little Free Library Istrouma High School Baton Rouge
Luticia Cortez Blooming Buddies Lafourche Parish Public Library, Choctaw Branch Thibodaux
Jess Bialecki I’m a Published Author! Schaumburg Elementary New Orleans


Denise Schneider “Over the Meadow” Hands on Sensory Experience Halethorpe Elememtary Halethorpe


Jennifer Annand Art and Literature Linkages (ALL) Kittredge Elementary School Hinsdale
Janet Gallagher The ’60s Turn 50! Weymouth Public Libraries Weymouth


Susan Kading Keats Kids Picturebook Club Benton Harbor Public Library Benton Harbor


Muymbi Bynum The Ancestor Quilt Project Pamoja Preparatory Academy St. Louis


Kristin J.L. Klug Let Me Tell You a Story Theatre Yerington Paiute Tribal Library Yerington

New Hampshire

Michelle M. Myler Project Explore Concord School District Concord
Elizabeth Thompson Catching Dreams on Canvas Gorham Public Library Gorham
Carol Sanborn Puppetry Workshop and Performance for Children Hampton Falls Free Library Hampton Falls
Kristin Readel Buddy Book Making Stephenson Memorial Library Greenfield

New Jersey

Julie Stratton Environmental Literacy Schoolyard Habitats Cape May County Tech School District Cape May Court House
Theresa Hamilton Growing Together Garden Lakehurst Elementary School Lakehurst
Meaghan Darling Stories Alive! Bringing the Works of Ezra Jack Keats to Life Through Art and Performance Plainsboro Free Public Library Plainsboro

New York

Keri Dudek Fairview Library Children’s Mural Fairview Public Library Margaretville
Sara Burlingame The Colors of Beautiful George Clinton Elementary School Poughkeepsie
Susan Polos My Dog is Lost! Mi perro se ha perdido! Mt. Kisco Elementary School Mt. Kisco
Mary Blieka Art Spectrum—Arts and Crafts for All Children Queens Library, South Hollis Branch South Hollis

North Carolina

Karen Bell Readers on the Move The Library at Ruby C. Hunt YMCA Shelby


Tina Sabol Teen Writers Guild/Teen Theater Troupe: One Act Performances Medina County District Library Medina
Mary Webb Take Flight— Soaring in the 21st Century North College Hill Middle School North College Hill
Alissa Farmer Connections Forever Riverdale Elementary School Mt. Blanchard
Lynn Carney Puppets: In Their Own Words Watterson Lake School Cleveland


Lynda Hanson A Year with Ezra Jack Keats Aloha Community Library Aloha


Beth Milanak Creative Minds Kittanning Public Library Kittanning
Michele M. Legate I Am a Hero Lackawanna County Children’s Library Scranton
C. Lynn Williams Dare to Dream Priestley-Forsyth Memorial Library Northumberland
Ingrid Kalchthaler Wee Welcome You: Inspired by the Works of Ezra Jack Keats Shaler North Hills Library Glenshaw

Rhode Island

Denise Phillips A Journey Through Ezra Jack Keats Harris Elementary School Woonsocket

South Carolina

Tammy Kelley Storytime on the Spectrum Pickens County Library System Easley


Pam Bowen Around the World in 10 Quilts Hixson Middle School Hixson
Regan Aymett Ezra Jack Keats Literacy Learning Way Elementary Shelbyville


Selina R. Perez The Artist’s Book  Clark Elementary Laredo
Shannon Caesar Winter Writers Rock! Holmsley Elementary Houston


Susan Boyle Creative Writing Magazine I.C. Norcom High School Portsmouth


Norma Soulier Bad River Traditional Outfit Creation Program Bad River Public Tribal Library Odanah
Shannon Barniskis Maker Fair Transliteracy Outreach Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library Lomira