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Source Title Author Date of Post
School Library JournalSydney Smith, Ashleigh Corrin Win 2020 Ezra Jack Keats AwardsKara Yorio3/3/2020
Publisher's WeeklyThe 2020 Ezra Jack Keats Award winners and honorees have been announced.3/3/2020
The Children's Book CouncilImages from the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony4/22/2019
Shelf AwarenessImage of the Day: Ezra Jack Keats Winners4/19/2019
Publisher's WeeklyIn Brief4/19/2019
Hispanic Outlook on EducationThe 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award4/1/2019
The Booklist Reader2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award WinnersMichael Ruzicka2/25/2019
School Library JournalEzra Jack Keats Awards AnnouncedSLJ Staff2/21/2019
The Children's Book Council2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners Announced2/20/2019
The Booklist Reader2018 Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners4/30/2018
Shelf AwarenessImage of the Day: Ezra Jack Keats Winners4/27/2018
Publishers WeeklyIn Brief | Honored Guests4/26/2018
South Coast TodayKids book on Muddy Waters is a call for creativityLauren Daley4/1/2018
Philanthropy News DigestEzra Jack Keats Foundation Invites Entries for New Writer and Illustrator Children's Book Awards3/19/2018
TeachingBooks.netResources for Award-winning Books and Authors of 2018Nick's Picks3/1/2018
The Kansas City StarFinding his swagger at KC barbershop helped this children’s author win bigJenee Osterheldt2/27/2018
The Charlotte PostCharlotte author and illustrator take the ‘Crown’ with book honors; Derrick Barnes, Gordon James earn Keats AwardsAshley Mahoney2/21/2018
Picture Book PushCrown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut2/19/2018
Jackson Free PressUMMC Epic Connect, Poetry Out Loud and Ezra Jack Keats Book AwardsDustin Cardon2/16/2018
Shelf AwarenessBooks & Authors | Awards: Ezra Jack Keats Winners2/6/2018
Publishers WeeklyChildren's Bookshelf | In the Winners' Circle2/6/2018
Jackson Clarion-LedgerFoundation triples book award prize11/18/2017
Broadway WorldThe Ezra Jack Keats Foundation To Triple the Prize For Winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award11/8/2017
TeachingBooks .netFeatured Booklist: Ezra Jack Keats Book AwardNick Glass8/1/2017
TeachingBooks .netEzra Jack Keats Book Award, 1987-2017Nick Glass5/1/2017
Southern Miss NowKeats 2017 Book Award Winners Honored, Inspired by RecognitionDavid Tisdale4/17/2017
Hispanic Outlook on EducationSchool Library April Issue4/17/2017
(Lynchburg, VA) News & AdvanceLC professor Jeri Watts' book, 'A Piece of Home,' resonates far from homeEmma Schkloven4/12/2017
(Greensboro, NC) News & RecordKids Books: Kernersville author wins Keats AwardKaren Perry4/9/2017
WDAM-TVNew author, illustrator awards presented at 50th USM Children's Book FestCharles Herrington4/6/2017
(Greensboro, NC) News & RecordAchievements (Stacy McAnulty)3/17/2017
Waking Brain Cells blog2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners2/27/2017
The Booklist ReaderJeri Watts and Micha Archer win 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book AwardCharlotte Chadwick2/27/2017
Children's Book Council2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Announced2/24/2017
Shelf AwarenessAwards: Ezra Jack Keats | Books & Authors2/24/2017
Broadway World2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Are AnnouncedBooks News Desk2/23/2017
Publishers Weekly - newsletterIn the Winner's Circle2/23/2017
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)Congrats to Ezra Jack Keats Winners Don Tate and Phoebe Wahl4/27/2016
Charlesbridge (blog)Notes from The Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern MississippiMegan Dowd Lambert4/23/2016
Publishers WeeklyIn Brief: April 21, 20164/21/2016
Hispanic Outlook K-12Ezra Jack Keats Book Award winners honored at festival at University of Southern Mississippi4/17/2016
Don Tate.comPhoto Report: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award ceremonyDon Tate4/10/2016
Brooklyn PaperRainbow reading: Two borough authors win awards for their diverse kids’ booksAnna Ruth Ramos2/29/2016
College of the Atlantic (ME)Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Honors Upcoming Illustrator2/11/2016
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)Texas: Austin--Don Tate Wins Ezra Jack Keats Award2/3/2016
Shelf AwarenessImage of the Day: Ezra Jack Keats Awards6/22/2015
Publishers WeeklyAbout Our Cover Artist (Christian Robinson)Carolyn Juris7/14/2014
Shelf AwarenessImage of the Day: Ezra Jack Keats Awards6/22/2014
ALSC BlogFay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival: Southern Fried Hospitality4/19/2014
Publishers Weekly2014 Kaigler Children's Book Festival: In Photos4/17/2014
Southern Miss NowEzra Jacks Keats Award, Southern Miss Medallion Winners Honored at Children’s Book FestivalDavid Tisdale4/15/2014
Linda Davick (blog)My Ezra Jack Keats Honor AdventureLinda Davick4/13/2014
Times of Trenton (NJ)Lawrence Woman Wins Book Award for Tea Party RulesMichele Angermiller3/4/2014
School Library JournalNews Bites | Ezra Jack Keats Awards AnnouncedAmanda Mastrull2/20/2014
Mr. Shu Reads (blog)Press Release of the Month: 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners AnnouncedJon Schu2/19/2014
School Library JournalPicture of the Week: Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners4/29/2013
Publishers WeeklyIn Brief: Ezra Jack Keats Awards Celebrated4/18/2013
EarlyWord: the Publisher-Librarian ConnectionEzra Jack Keats Awards Recognize New TalentLisa Von Drasek3/6/2013
Huffington PostBunnies in Washing Machines and Children Moving to New Places, This is What Award-Winning Children's Books are Made OfGayle Snible5/26/2011
New York Public LibraryThe New York Public Library and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Announced Its 2011 Children's Book Award Winners at Ceremony on May 10Gayle Snible5/13/2011
Source Title Author Date of Post
Hispanic OutlookBrooklyn and Manhattan Students Take Home Top Awards In Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition4/27/2018
School Library JournalEzra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition New York City Winners AnnouncedKara Yorio4/19/2018
NY ParentingWinners of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking CompetitionMargot Abel10/20/2017
Fund for Public SchoolsBeyond "The Snowy Day": Ezra Jack Keats Continues to Inspire NYC Schoolchildren6/22/2017
Hispanic Outlook on EducationNYC Students' Books Honored by the New York City Department of Education & Ezra Jack Keats Foundation6/19/2017
School Library JournalThree Winners in 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking CompetitionJennifer Kelly Geddes5/18/2017
Children's Book CouncilWinners of 2017 Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition5/3/2017
School Library JournalPictures of the Week | Ezra Jack Keats 2016 Bookmaking Winners5/19/2016
Queens ChronicleRoberto Quesada, a fifth-grade student at PS 63Q is an award-winning authorLisa LiCausi3/11/2016
WBAL-TV.comBaltimore students win bookmaking competitionOmar Jimenez3/7/2016
Jump In StudioBringing Bookmaking to Baltimore!Shadra Strickland7/1/2015
New York ParentingYoung bookmakers shine in annual contestMargot Abel7/1/2015
Outlook-12 MagazineBrooklyn and Queens students take home top awards at the 29th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition6/1/2015
Outlook-12 MagazineEzra Jack Keats Foundation encourages next generation of authorsMeredith Cooper6/1/2015
ALSC Matters!Bright Ideas: Bookmaking Competition8/1/2014
CBS New YorkStudents Honored for Bookmaking SkillsAndrea Grymes5/11/2014
New York ParentingKids win big in bookmaking competitionMonica Brown6/1/2013
Time Out New York KidsSee the winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking CompetitionLee Magill5/7/2013
New York ParentingBookmaking awards encourage art and literacy in public schoolsLaura Varoscak-DeInnocentiis6/1/2012
Bronx (NY) TimesSouth Bronx student city wide winner in book binding contestKirsten Sanchez5/10/2012
Source Title Author Date of Post
Children and LibrariesNovel Engineering: Students Offer Solutions for Peter in The Snowy DayKristin Hancock9/5/2018
Newark (Del.) PostNewark Library’s literary magazine features the work of local kidsSarah Gibson3/9/2017
Daily Post-Athenian (Athens, Tenn.)Take a walk with a book; Grant would help Etowah Library mark trailDewey Morgan3/6/2017
Trib Live (South Hills)Grant helps Baldwin Borough Public Library teach youngsters about authorJim Spezialetti12/27/2016
American LibrariesLetters to (and From) Amy: Ezra Jack Keats Foundation helps to fund public library letter-writing programMegan Perrero7/27/2016
Trib Live (South Hills)Young Whitehall refugees create multimedia works about selves in library projectStepnanie Hacke7/21/2016
Sun (upstate NYS)Long Lake students write and celebrate poetryMike Corey7/11/2016
Juneau EmpireNational grant program focuses on children's author Ezra Jack Keats9/16/2015 (White Mtn. Independent)SL library receives mini-grant to create StoryWalk - $480 awarded by Ezra Jack Keats Foundation9/9/2015
School Library JournalAn Ezra Jack Keats Grant Fosters Architectural Study Among Fourth GradersIrena Just6/26/2015
Youth TodayAuthor-Illustrator's Foundation Spurs Innovative School-based ProjectStell Simonton2/12/2015
Aloha Community Library Association (OR)Ezra Jack Keats Community Collage (Mini-Grant project)10/8/2014
Hamlin Memorial Library, PAReading Journeys Program Begins Saturday October 6th!10/6/2012
The Library as Incubator ProjectFeaturing the Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant and grant winner Cole ZrostlikChristina Endres9/24/2012
Source Title Author Date of Post
Broadway WorldState Of The Arts NYC Host Partners With Literacy Partners And The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation For Read Across AmericaBWW News Staff3/1/2018
Kansas City StarMany great KC shows whether you want traditional holiday theater or something elseRobert W. Butler12/7/2017
Publishers WeeklyIn Brief: Honored Guests6/11/2015
OutlooK-12 MagazineChildren’s Book Author Ezra Jack Keats Inducted into the NYS Writers Hall of Fame at Sixth Annual Ceremony6/8/2015
New York TimesArtsbeat: Wimpy Kid Musical to Have Premiere in MinneapolisJennifer Schuessler2/16/2015
Illustration Friday (blog)Master Spotlight: Ezra Jack KeatsRama Hughes5/4/2014
Museum StoriesA Family Must-See—The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at the SkirballRowanne Henry4/30/2014
Museum StoriesPhotosRowane Henry4/30/2014
Jewish JournalEzra Jack Keats’ tales of squalor and hopeNaomi Pfefferman4/10/2014
SkirblogEzra Jack Keats’s BestieDeborah and Martin Pope4/8/2014
South Jersey, The Central RecordJewish history museum exhibit highlights work of children's artistSally Friedman9/9/2013
Mommy PoppinsTADA! Brings a Pair of Books by Ezra Jack Keats to Vibrant Life on StageRaven Snook4/23/2013
New York TimesSpare Times for Children: "Adventure from Ezra Jack Keats"Laurel Graeber4/19/2013
Art Libraries Society of North America/ Ohio ValleyThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats—Akron Art Museum4/16/2013
SF Station, San FranciscoArts: The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats1/2/2013
The StreetThe Power Of Children’s Literature Highlighted at Event to Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy DayPR Newswire11/20/2012
San Francisco Public LibraryThe Snowy Day - Celebrated11/1/2012
Contemporary Jewish MuseumThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack KeatsExhibition page9/15/2012
The Times of IsraelThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats7/19/2012
International Music NetworkSweet Honey in the Rock 'celebrates' BrooklynJim Bessman7/17/2012
New York TimesSpare Times: For Children, Ezra Jack Keats Family ConcertLaurel Graeber7/5/2012
Eric Carle MuseumThe Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats6/20/2012
WashingtonianTheater Review: “The Snowy Day” at Adventure TheatreJane Horwitz1/25/2012
AP/Seattle TimesExploring New York's Jewish heritage1/7/2012
Jewish Museum/YouTubeThe Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats: The Jewish MuseumEmily Casden1/5/2012
Apartment TherapyEzra Jack Keats at the Contemporary Jewish Museum11/25/2011
JTA Global News ServiceTraveling exhibit showcasing work of groundbreaking children’s author Ezra Jack KeatsPenny Schwartz9/12/2011
Source Title Author Date of Post
Architectural DigestThe Children's Books that Inspired DesignersCatherine Hong4/30/2018
School Library Journal | Be Tween newsletterFuse 8 n’ Kate: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsElizabeth Bird1/8/2018
ArtsyHow “The Snowy Day” Became an Enduring Illustration of DiversityAbigail Cain9/12/2017
Anitra Rowe Schulte - blogKidlit Great: Ezra Jack KeatsAnitra Rowe Schulte7/25/2017
The NotebookMore student reviews of culturally relevant booksSalena Robinson, Shia Burton- Fishburn3/10/2017
The Abington JournalSee Jane Read: Enjoying the thrill of waking up to snowR. Vanderveken12/20/2016
Romper13 Books To Read If Your Child Loves 'Doc McStuffins' & Will Miss It TerriblySamantha Darby7/9/2016
RomperThe One Thing You Never Knew About 'The Snowy Day'Meg Kehoe5/27/2016
SlideShareBooks that Shaped America - The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack KeatsAlex Hodges/ Amer. University Library/Sch. of Education4/5/2016
TakePart10 Books That Bring Diversity to Children’s LibrariesRebecca Raber9/15/2015
Mommy Wants to Read - blogBook Review of The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsMelissa Robinson-Arezzi7/9/2015
Meg Medina's BlogThe Snowy Day Makes a Big Hit at the Christmas ParadeMeg Medina12/1/2014
Moviemaker magazineUnder the Influence: Tim Sutton on “Memphis” and Ezra Jack KeatsTim Sutton9/5/2014
YouTubeThe Snowy Day Song (read-aloud with music)Fusskee Brothers9/1/2014
Sommer Reading (blog)Children's Literature—in 10 ObjectsShelley Sommer1/22/2014
Picture Books Help Kids Soar (blog)Whistle for Willie...Building Self-esteemVivian Kirkfield1/17/2013
American Studies: One Interesting American Thing per DayOctober 16, 2012: Ezra Jack KeatsBen Railton10/16/2012
Flavorwire20 most beautiful children's books of all timeEmily Temple9/3/2012
School Library JournalTop 100 Picture Books #5: The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack KeatsElizabeth Bird6/21/2012
Anita Silvey's Book a Day AlmanacMarch 15: The Snowy DayAnita Silvey3/15/2011
The Internet ArchiveMy Dog is Lost (download)Ezra Jack Keats2/24/2011
Source Title Author Date of Post
Story Monsters Ink.Diverse Books and BullyingDeborah Pope1/1/2019
School Library JournalKid Lit Still Mostly White, but Diversity Gaining GroundShelley Diaz2/19/2015
NPR8 Picture Books You Don't Have to Be a Kid to LoveNicole Cohen1/31/2015
Time MagazineThe 100 Best Children's Books of All Time1/1/2015
Richmond MagazineChildhood from a Latino LensLeslie McCrea9/23/2014
School Library JournalChildren’s Books: Still an All-White World?Kathleen T. Horning5/15/2014
School Library Journal | Fuse 8 blogWe Need Diverse Books . . . But Are We Willing to Discuss Them With Our Kids?Elizabeth Bird5/12/2014
New York TimesWhere Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?Walter Dean Myers3/15/2014
Jewish CurrentsMarch 11: Ezra Jack Keats3/10/2014
Business Insider23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An AdultMelissa Stanger3/6/2014
American ScientistFalling Through the ScreenAnna Lena Phillips11/1/2013
I Have to Sit Down (blog)Happy Birthday, Ezra Jack Keats!Simcha Fisher3/11/2013
Salisbury (NC) PostThe Caldecott Medal: Celebrating 75 Years of distinguished picture booksDara L. Cain2/24/2013
New York TimesSlow Down and Look at the PicturesDeborah Pope12/27/2012
NY1Book Recommendations for the Holiday SeasonShelley Goldberg11/29/2012
Time Out New York KidsThe 50 Best Books for KidsElizabeth Bird3/1/2012
New York ParentingThe Joy of Picture BooksDeborah Pope1/1/2011
Source Title Author Date of Post
New York TimesSpare Times: For Children, Ezra Jack Keats Family Festival: A Snowy Day in MayLaurel Graeber5/10/2012
Brooklyn (NY) EagleEzra Jack Keats Family Festival at Brooklyn Public Library4/25/2012
Christian Science Monitor (Chapter and Verse blog)The Snowy Day Celebrates its 50th AnniversaryMeredith Bennett-Smith3/30/2012
NewsdayPope: Snowy Day broke the color barrierDeborah Pope3/2/2012
USA TodayThe 100 'Greatest Books for Kids'2/15/2012
PRI - The Take AwayCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Snowy DayKristen Meinzer1/31/2012
Brooklyn Eagle (Brooklyn Before Now blog)50th Anniversary of The Snowy DayDeborah Pope1/30/2012
WBUR, BostonThe Snowy Day: Breaking Color Barriers, QuietlyNPR Staff1/28/2012
Boston ParentsGroundbreaking Children's Book – The Snowy Day – Turns 50!Penny Schwartz1/21/2012
AP/Chicago Tribune. Also: Chicago Sun, Morning Call (PA), York Sunday News*Simple story had unexpected effects:Young character's race broke tacit barriersHeidi Stevens1/13/2012
Wall Street JournalBookshelf: The Book That Broke the Color LineMeghan Cox Gurdon1/7/2012
WNBCWeekend Today in NY - Positively BlackDavid Ushery1/7/2012
Washington Post"The Snowy Day," first picture book with black child as hero, marks 50 yearsYvonne Zipp1/1/2012
USA Today4 kids classics observe 50th anniversariesBob Minzesheimer12/20/2011
New York Times*Homage to a Picture Book RebelLaurel Graeber12/8/2011
Philadelphia Daily NewsEzra Keats praised for ‘Snow Day’Danielle Miess11/25/2011
New York Daily NewsEzra Jack Keats and The Snowy Day are honored on book’s 50th anniversaryJane Ridley11/13/2011
Houston Chronicle (Bookish blog)Children’s Classic, The Snowy Day, turning 50Maggie Galehouse11/7/2011
New York TimesThe Snowy Day Celebrates 50 YearsPamela Paul8/18/2011
NY 1Diverse Children's Books Help Kids GrowShelley Goldberg3/13/2011
Haaretz (IL)This day in Jewish history: An artist who saw minority children is bornDavid B. Green3/13/2011