Bringing the multicultural, creative spirit of Ezra Jack Keats
into children's lives and literature
March 2018
Party On!

Ezra would have loved that his birthday (March 11) falls during National Reading Month ! From Read Across America Day on the 2nd to Children's Picture Book Day on the 28th, it's a a tribute to our favorite activity!

If games and read-alouds are more your thing, ours are ready to enjoy on most phones and other mobile devices.

Author Derrick Barne s , for Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut, and illustrator Evan Turk , for Muddy: The Story of Blues Legend Muddy Waters. They're must-reads!

Check out these EJK Honor Books by a group of fresh voices our jury just couldn't forget. We'll be hearing their words and enjoying their pictures for years to come.

This year Ezra would have turned 102, and his classic A Letter to Amy turns 50! W e're celebrating with books, videos and lots more fun stuff. Join us!

Designing a creative program for your school or library can help you win an EJK grant of up to $500 ! Make it happen—submit our online application by March 31.

The winners are being chosen and the awards presented, first in Atlanta on March 24, then in San Francisco on April 9. Check back to see the books!
April & May Notes

Spring brings our programs to fruition: the EJK Book Award ceremony on April 12.. .
Mini-Grant mailings in mid-May...and the NYC Bookmaking Awards on May 18.