MOCK EJK Award Toolkits

These Virtual and In-Person Toolkits modeled on the real Ezra Jack Keats Award provide a detailed roadmap for bringing this empowering activity into your classroom. You’ll enjoy watching your students discuss, evaluate and decide what books should be chosen as their Mock EJK Award winners.

Get Started

Let us know if you plan to run this program and we’ll send you the Mock EJK Award Book List to simplify the choice of books your students consider.

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Thank You

Special thanks to the following for their creativity, commitment to advancing the appreciation of diverse children’s literature in the classroom, for sharing their expertise and for making this toolkit possible.

From the Friends School of Baltimore:

  • John Scott
  • Andy Hanes
  • Mary Kelly
  • Frances Morrissey
  • Diana White

And to …

  • Caroline Ward, Youth Literature Consultant
  • Chris Carter, Teacher, NYC Department of Education