Ezra Jack Keats Award

Virtual Panel Discussions: scroll down for info

Meet the 2022 EJK Award Winners

Writer, Paul Harbridge

Out Into the Big Wide Lake

Illustrator, Gracey Zhang

Lala’s Words

Meet the 2022 EJK Award Honors

Writer, Joanna Ho
Writer, Anne Wynter
Illustrator, Marta Bartolj
Illustrator, Kenesha Sneed

Learn More About This Year’s Winners and Honorees

Upcoming Book Tour (Virtual Panel Discussions)

June 1, 6pm CT7pm ET – BookPeople (Austin, TX) with Marta Bartolj, Anne Wynter, Gracey Zhang

June 13, 6pm PT/9pm ET – Skylight Books (Los Angeles, CA) with Joanna Ho, Gracey Zhang, Kenesha Sneed

Past Panel Discussions

Books of Wonder (New York City) April 10

Run a Mock EJK Award

The Mock EJK Award Toolkits provide guidance for an exciting group activity in which you and your students discuss, evaluate and together vote for the Mock EJK Award winners.

Learn more

EJK Award is given annually to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

Read more about the award

Submission Guidelines