35th EJK Award Webinars

EJK Award and Honor winners are being featured in webinars and conferences on a variety of topics throughout our 35th anniversary year. Links are provided, where possible, to those that have already taken place, and you’ll also find a list of upcoming events scheduled into 2021. We’re proud to host these webinars in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Book Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Mock EJK Award

Educators Ramona Caponegro, John Scott, Caroline Ward, and Chris Carter offer their special Virtual Tips and insights into running a Mock EJK Award program with a focus on book selection and eligibility, modeling guided discussions based on kid friendly criteria and voting methodologies that work. The group is joined by special guest and 2020 EJK Award winner Ashleigh Corrin, illustrator of Layla’s Happiness.

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Latinx Kid Lit: Meet the Makers

Moderated by Ramona Caponegro, this event features studio tours of EJK Honorees Zeke Peña, Bianca Diaz, and Juana Martinez-Neal in a lively discussion, including a focus on their creative processes.

Five attendees will be eligible to receive a $100 gift certificate to the EJK Award Bookshop.

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Children’s Book Creation: Passion, Craft, Commitment

Date: November 17, 1pm EST

A special EJK Foundation keynote is planned for the 2020 Fall Fay B. Kaigler Festival taking place November 16 – 20th. EJK Award winners Meg Medina, Derrick Barnes, Shirin Bridges, Sophie Blackall, Shadra Strickland, and Don Tate will show their award winning books, talk about what they are up to, and discuss projects in development.

Five attendees will be eligible to receive a $100 gift certificate to the EJK Award Bookshop.

Registration Open through November 13th