Mock EJK Award

Friends School of Baltimore Mock EJK Award Ceremony

In the fall of 2018 the Friends School of Baltimore initiated the very first Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award for a children’s book published in 2018. The judges were students from two kindergarten classes and the criteria, based on that used by the actual Ezra Jack Keats Award included looking for books that: make you want to learn, tell a story about family, show diversity, excite your brain and hit your heart. For two months the children studied, discussed and voted on over twenty books. We are thrilled with the results and honored that educators John Scott, Frances Morrissey and Diana White have shared the video and power point featured below detailing the results of their journey.  It was such a success they did it again the following year.