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

Welcome back to school!
EJK Bookmaking Competition 

NYC educators:  Find out what a great experience the EJK Bookmaking Competition is for you and your students, grades 3-12. Watch our site for an update on how to apply, then get ready to be amazed by what your kids can do!
EJK Bookmaking Goes National!

This year teachers in San Francisco, Baltimore and Atlanta can sign up for the EJK Bookmaking Competition in their own schools.  We love it when a great idea catches on

A Poem for Peter

A unique tribute to Ezra and The Snowy Day, by acclaimed author Andrea Davis Pinkney, caps Keats’s amazing centennial year. In stores November 1

Brooklyn Book Festival 

 On September 17, we’re hosting a teachers reception with author Andrea Davis Pinkney and Chancellor Carmen Fariña... a teachers bookmaking workshop with book artist Esther Smith...and a musical performance of Maggie and the Pirate by TADA!  Stop by and say h! 
Activities & More - Maggie and the Pirate

Looking for picture books with strong female characters? Discover one of Ezra’s hidden treasures and his plucky heroine, Maggie.  Yeah, that’s the cricket!

Fall Celebrations  
More chances to celebrate Ezra's 100th, from NYC to New Orleans, in September and October!  Plus, check out the Party Reports on our great  summer blowouts 

Ezra Jack Keats Story & Craft @ Brooklyn Public Library
Free Keats book!
Wednesday, September 28, 3 p.m.
Arlington Library

Thursday, September 15, 4  p.m.
@ Central Library , Grand Army Plaza