The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

EJK Bookmaking Competition
NYC EJK Bookmaking Competition

Have a wonderful summer!
When the new school year begins in the fall join us to make reading and writing fun for your students through EJK Bookmaking.

EJK Mini-Grants
EJK Mini-Grants

Applications Postponed Until May 2023
Tools for Teachers and Librarians
For Educators

Virtual and In-Person learning tools support teachers and librarians.
Book Discussion Guides develop active and critical reading skills
Mock EJK Award lesson plans promote interactive engagement
Read Aloud Guide for all age groups
Keats in your classroom
Keats Author Study, Lesson Plans, Ezra's Bio for kids

Mock EJK Award
Mock EJK Award Program

- How to adapt the program for children of all ages
- Virtual and In-Person lesson plans
- Sample criteria and a sample voting process

2022 EJK Award Winners
EJK Award

Since 1986, the EJK has honored the most diverse collection of children’s books, and children’s book authors and illustrators, of all American children’s book awards.

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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.