Bringing the multicultural, creative spirit of Ezra Jack Keats
into children's lives and literature
June 2016

Dear Friends,

Somehow, it’s already June, and the school year is nearly over. For us, it means that Ezra’s centennial year is at the halfway mark. But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean birthday activities are ebbing. While school parties may be on hiatus, libraries, museums and parks are getting into the act! Please check our Calendar to see if there's a party near you!

And if you’re in the New York area this weekend, June 9-11, please join us for the EJK Birthday Blowout Weekend!

Big Blowout Birthday Bash

Spend the weekend with Ezra in Brooklyn, June 9-11: Come for a picture-book giveaway, stay for a fabulous free family concert. And in between, a favorite storytelling site becomes a Literary Landmark. Happy 100th!

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Party Reports

Teachers and librarians are "keeping it 100" -  and  sending us the birthday letters and artwork to prove it! 

Activities & More - Louie's Search
The further adventures of Louie, plus the  fine line between trash and treasure.

Ezra's Hidden Treasures
Pssst! Doggie- and Skates set their animal characters in madcap motion, to the joy of families discovering these rare Keatrs classics. 

BPL bro is bright
EJK Bedtime Stories
Free Keats book!
Thursday, June 16, 7 pm
Brooklyn Public Library , Grand Army Plaza

Before school ends, take a look at the highlights of NYC’s 2016 Bookmaking Awards. As always, the ceremony was a treat, and the catalogue is a rewarding online browse.

Have a great, great summer, and we'll see you in September!


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