Advancing Diversity in Children’s Literature
The EJK Award is a trailblazer in recognizing early career creators of outstanding multicultural children’s picture books. Celebrate our extraordinary group of authors, illustrators and their books with your community.
Discover more about the lives and inspiration of EJK Awards past and present.
Learn how these EJK Award winning publishers continue to advance diversity in children’s literature.
Meet the amazing individuals who have joined us for this momentous year.
In-Person and Virtual Activities and Guides
Social Media Tips & Graphics
Check out ideas for your social media posts. Find sample messages and downloadable graphics.
Sign up for info about the 35th Anniversary. Become a part of the celebration and receive news, tips and activity toolkits.
Find background materials, an EJK Award timeline and digital assets designed for media, but all are welcome to come and browse.
Your Donations Are Appreciated
Support the EJK Award winner and honoree prizes and help us promote more diverse literature for kids.
Thank you to the following
The year-long EJK Award anniversary campaign (taking place from June 2020 through June 2021) is produced by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.