Advancing Diversity in Children’s Literature

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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.

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At 35, the EJK Award is a trailblazer in recognizing early career creators of outstanding multicultural children’s picture books.

Sign up by September 25th to receive Campaign updates and be eligible for The Snowy Day gift package.

Run a Virtual or In-Person Mock EJK Award in your school or library.

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Our Champions

Celebrate our extraordinary group of authors, illustrators and their books with your community.

Winners & Honorees

Discover more about the lives and inspiration of EJK Awards past and present.

Publishers

Learn how these EJK Award winning publishers continue to advance diversity in children’s literature.

Committees

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.

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Learn More

Read our newsletter. Sign up to receive info about the 35th Anniversary. Become a part of the celebration.

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Press Room

Find background materials, an EJK Award timeline and digital assets designed for media, but all are welcome to come and browse.

Press Release and other info

Your Donations Are Appreciated

Support the EJK Award winner and honoree prizes and help us promote more diverse literature for kids.

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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.