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

Dear Friends,

There’s a lot going on this spring, so we’re trying something different. Instead of delivering a month’s worth of news here and now, we’ll be rolling out new posts every week Keep checking our site for more news about Keats events past and future.

And when April rolls around, it means I’m off to Hattiesburg for the EJK Book Award. As always, I’ll be honoring our winners at the award luncheon and enjoying the rest of Children’s Book Festival, but this year—the de Grummond’s 50th as well as Ezra’s 100th—I’m also giving the Keats Centennial Lecture. Wish me luck!

Take a look below for new additions to the site and coming attractions.

Winning Words

Read interviews with Book Award winners Don Tate and Phoebe Wahl, then check back for our report on the Keats Centennial ceremony!

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Bookmaking By the Bay

The fourth-annual San Francisco Bookmaking Awards included a birthday salute to Ezra. See who created the winning books!

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Great Mini-Grant Program

Happy Earth Day! A library in a scenic town had young Artists-in-Residence explore the local ecosystem and transform their observations into art.
A Rave Read-a-thon & More!

Everybody had a blast at our 100th-birthday party at Books of Wonder. Check back soon for celebration updates!

BPL bro is bright
EJK Bedtime Stories
Free Keats book!
Thursday April 21, 7 pm
Brooklyn Public Library , Grand Army Plaza

See many of you in Mississippi!