Bringing the multicultural, creative spirit of Ezra Jack Keats
into children's lives and literature
March 2017
Book awards, bookmaking season, birthdays & more!.

Meet the 2017 EJK Book Award Winners 

Congratulations to Jeri Watts, New Writer for A Piece of Home, and Micha Archer, New Illustrator for Daniel Finds a Poem! Take a look at their stellar books, plus this year's amazing Honor Books.

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March is Mini-Grant Month

A $500 Mini-Grant could be quite a boon for your school or library! Our online application is easier than ever to submit, and the deadline is still a month away (March 31). Don't wait—go for it!

Happy 101st, Ezra!

It's Ezra's birthday on March 11, and we're always up for a celebration. We have everything you need for an awesome author study, with fun and games to follow.

A Tribute to Ezra at the 92nd Y

The Y's renowned read-aloud series presents Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of A Poem for Peter, on March 13. Attending are 30 classes from NYC schools, and the presentation is being streamed worldwide.

It's Bookmaking Season!

The award celebrations start in Atlanta, where the first year winners receive kudos and prizes on March 4. Check back to see their books!

Peter's Chair Turns 50!

After half a century, this Keats classic of sibling rivalry is as fresh as ever. Frankly, it's a subject that never gets old. It's worth revisiting Peter's rite of passage, and discovering a new slew of sibling tales

Ezra Jack Keats Story & Craft
@ Brooklyn Public Library
Free Keats book!
Thursday, March 16, 4  p.m.
Central Library , Grand Army Plaza