Learn more about the EJK Award and see all the Winners.
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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THE EJK AWARD AT 35 is a trailblazer in recognizing early career creators of outstanding multicultural children’s picture books.
Webinar: Children's Book Creation: Passion, Craft, Commitment
EJK Award Panelists: Derrick Barnes, Sophie Blackall, Shirin Yim Bridges, Meg Medina, Shadra Strickland and Don Tate.
Webinar Recording Available Soon
Webinar: Latinx Kid Lit: Meet the Makers, with EJK Honorees Bianca Diaz, Juana Martinez-Neal, and Zeke Peña.
35TH ANNIVERSARY UPDATES!
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RUN A MOCK EJK AWARD as a virtual or in person program in your school or library
Events, Activities and Guides
Mock EJK Award
Celebrate our extraordinary group of authors, illustrators and their books with your community.
Discover more about the lives and inspiration of EJK Awards past and present.
Learn how these EJK Award winning publishers continue to advance diversity in children’s literature.
Meet the amazing individuals who have joined us for this momentous year.
Social Media Tips & Graphics
Check out ideas for your social media posts. Find sample messages and downloadable graphics.
Find background materials, an EJK Award timeline and digital assets designed for media, but all are welcome to come and browse.
Your Donations Are Appreciated
Support the EJK Award winner and honoree prizes and help us promote more diverse literature for kids.
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.