The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

2021 Winners & Honorees
Books of Wonder Panel Discussion

Illustrators
Heidi Woodward Sheffield, Steve Small, & Victoria Tentler-Krylov
Writers
Tricia Elam Walker, Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey, Raymond Antrobus

EJK Award Silent Auction

The auction is closed but you can watch the soiree with famed gallery director Rich Michelson (R. Michelson Galleries) and featured guests Pat Cummings, Paul O. Zelinsky, Carmen Agra Deedy, Bryan Collier, Chris Raschka, Melissa Sweet, Don Tate & more. .

(L) Illustration©Matt James

35th EJK Award Webinars

EJK Award and Honor winners are featured in webinars and conferences on a variety of topics throughout our 35th anniversary year.

(Clockwise from top left: Meg Medina, Shadra Strickland, Shirin Yim Bridges, Don Tate)

Tools for Teachers and Librarians

Virtual and In-Person learning tools support teachers and librarians who want to use more diverse children’s literature in their classrooms and programs.
- Book Discussion Guides develop active and critical reading skills
- Mock EJK Award lesson plans promote interactive engagement
- Read Aloud guide for all age groups

EJK Bookmaking Competition

Inspires avid and reluctant readers to tell their own stories and strengthen their literacy skills at the same time.

EJK Mini-Grants

We award up to 70 EJK Mini-Grants each year to public schools and libraries for creative and innovative programs.

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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.