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

Dear Friends,

Ezra’s 100th birthday occurs this month—on March 11—and we’re over the moon about the activities in the pipeline, events that will be taking place throughout the year at major museums, children’s museums, libraries and bookstores.

On the actual date, we’re hosting a Birthday Read-a-thon at Books of Wonder, one of the best children’s bookstores in New York City, with an honor roll of amazing writers and illustrators reading books by Keats to a roomful of second-grade.

This is also the last month we can accept Keats-themed Mini-Grant proposals. Please keep them coming before March 31!!

100 Days of Ezra

Let us know about your plans for Ezra’s100th and we’ll add it to our calendar! Then use our Birthday Kit to make it a blast and share your celebration with us!

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Bookmaking By the Bay

The West Coast winners have been chosen! The EJK Bookmaking Awards in San Francisco are slated for on March 13, followed by an exhibition of books at the San Francisco Public Library.

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 Make It a Mini-Grant Month

Let Ezra's birthday on March 11 inspire you to apply for a Mini-Grant. There is still time before March 31!
Ezra’s Hidden Treasures

Clementina's Cactus is a Keats story unlike any other - it's told entirely without words! Gorgeous watercolors  set the scene, and you supply the text. And enjoy our read-aloud, words and all!

BPL bro is bright
EJK Bedtime Stories
Free Keats book!
Thursday March, 17 - 7pm
Brooklyn Public Library , Grand Army Plaza

And finally, on March 20, we welcome the most important day of all: the first day of spring