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.

Children’s Book Creation: Passion, Craft, Commitment

A special EJK Foundation keynote took place at the 2020 Fall Fay B. Kaigler Festival November 17th. EJK Award winners Meg Medina, Derrick Barnes, Shirin Bridges, Sophie Blackall, Shadra Strickland, and Don Tate showed their award winning books, talked about what they are up to, and discussed projects in development.

Five attendees were selected to receive a $100 gift certificate to the EJK Award Bookshop.

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Latinx KidLit: 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 were selected to receive a $100 gift certificate to the EJK Award Bookshop.

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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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