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

Dear Friends,

The 100th-birthday edition of the EJK Book Award was an extra-special occasion, as our ceremony highlights show. At USM, they sure know how to show people a good time.

Since then, we’ve redirected our focus to congratulating our Mini-Grant winners, and to the Bookmaking Awards and exhibitions coming up in NYC and Baltimore. Then, come June, we’re kicking off the summer with our Birthday Blowout Weekend in Prospect Park - read about it below.

All this activity is making our heads swim - in a good way! The response to Ezra’s birthday has been extraordinary, and we are so pleased.

As always, check our website often for updates of our year-long party!

Big Blowout Birthday Bash

It’s All About Ezra in Brooklyn, June 9-11 - come for a picture-book giveaway, a Literary Landmark ceremony and a free concert! Happy 100th!

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Bookmaking in the 5 Boroughs
As the awards ceremony nears, get a sneak peek at the top books and our list of prizewinners. And let’s welcome Baltimore to our roster of Bookmaking cities!

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Mini-Grant Winners
Celebrating Ezra’s birthday with all-Keats programs, these educators help us put the “fun” in funding!
Party Reports
Teachers and librarians are "keeping it 100" -  and  sending us the birthday letters to prove it! 

BPL bro is bright
EJK Bedtime Stories
Free Keats book!
Thursday, May 19, 7 pm
Brooklyn Public Library , Grand Army Plaza

Congratulations to everyone who worked hard for all the Keats awards! You've earned them!