35th Anniversary News: 2nd Edition
With 2020 drawing to a close, we hope that you and your families are well and that you will be able to snuggle up with a good book during the holidays. If you're looking for books for the young children in your lives and reading activities to pursue, read on. We’ve also included info on our big plans for the new year including the 35th EJK Award Ceremony, upcoming panels and the premiere of our Documentary Film to be released in May. Wishing you the happiest of holidays and a wonderful ringing in of 2021. 
Deborah Pope
Ellen H. Ruffin

Executive Director
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
deGrummond Children's Literature Collection
Check out the EJK Award Bookshop for Holiday Gifts

Looking for last minute gifts for the special children in your world? The EJK Award Bookshop is open and features nearly 70 EJK Award and Honor books -- all timeless in their appeal. Sales support independent booksellers around the country.

Fall Webinars a Big Hit!
Do these authors and illustrators look familiar? They are kidlit stars, EJK Award/Honor winners, members of our 35th anniversary Advisory Committee and featured panelists in a few of our most popular webinars this fall.

EJK Honorees: Juana Martinez-Neal, Bianca Diaz and Zeke Pena

EJK Award Winners: Meg Medina, Derrick Barnes, Shirin Bridges, Sophie Blackall, Shadra Strickland and Don Tate

If you missed either presentation, you'll find links and info here.
Save April 12th-16th 
35th EJK Award Ceremony & Celebration

See what's in store for our 35th EJK Award Ceremony at the Virtual Spring Fay B. Kaigler Book Festival. Special sessions and highlights include:

  • Ezra Jack Keats Award Lecture by EJK Award winner Meg Medina
  • 2021 EJK Award Ceremony
  • Luminaries Panel & Silent Auction
  • Workshops for CEU credit: Teaching With EJK Book Discussion Guides & Running A Mock EJK Award
More in Store

  • The Snowy Day: Explore the book, game, read-aloud, activities and lesson plans
  • Visit our website: Find downloadable guides for virtual and in-person activities in your school or library.
  • The Making of The Snowy Day, Opera: Watch the trailer
  • Coming Soon: Look for info about the upcoming EJK Foundation Documentary Film Premiere examining the struggle to bring diverse and positive imagery to children’s literature
Free Snowy Day Gift Package
Follow us on social media and look for the Snowy Day gift package and many other giveaways.