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May 28, 2014, 09:35 ET
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children's love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, has awarded Minigrants to 60 educators at public schools and libraries in 27 states across the country. Now in its 26th year, the Program awards each recipient with up to $500 for specific programs that they have planned for the next academic year. (PRNewsFoto/Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program Awards Teachers and Librarians at Public Schools and Libraries Across 27 States

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children's love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, has awarded Minigrants to...

May 06, 2014, 10:13 ET
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation/NYC Dept of Ed announce city-wide winners of 2014 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition: top, Journey to the Stars, by Gianluca Pellegrini, Ping Wen Lin (Gr 5, P.S./I.S. 229, Dyker School, Bklyn); L: New York City, by Alex Trinidad, Brian Tzic (Gr 8, P77K/Dist 75, Bklyn); R: In Praise of Plants: Part V, illus by Aleksandra Stanisavljevic (Gr 12, Stuyvesant H.S., Manhattan). City-wide and other winning books on exhibit-Brooklyn Public Library Central Library May 5-23.  (PRNewsFoto/Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

Winners of 28th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced By Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education

 The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 28th annual...

Feb 19, 2014, 09:40 ET

2014 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Announced

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's...

Jan 15, 2014, 09:35 ET

26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Minigrants Call for Proposals--Applying Is Fast and Easy

More Than $800,000 Given Directly to Educators at Public Schools and Libraries Across the United States Past...

May 29, 2013, 09:35 ET

Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program Awards Teachers and Librarians at Public Schools and Libraries Across 29 States

 This is the 25th year that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has awarded Minigrants to teachers and librarians at public schools and libraries...

May 07, 2013, 09:35 ET

City-wide Student Winners of 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced By Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education

 The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 27th annual...

Mar 04, 2013, 10:25 ET

2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards Winners Announced

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present Awards at Fay B....

Feb 12, 2013, 10:12 ET

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Pays Tribute To Black History Month With Select List of Recommended Picture Books That Celebrate African-Americans

 In honor of Black History Month (February), the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has selected a list of illustrated books that highlight the...

Jan 15, 2013, 11:00 ET

25th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Minigrants Call for Proposals

More Than Three-quarters of a Million Dollars Given Directly to Educators at Public Schools and Libraries across the United States Online...

Nov 20, 2012, 11:47 ET

The Power of Children's Literature Highlighted at Event to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Ezra Jack Keats' The Snowy Day

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Society of Illustrators and de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi...

Oct 24, 2012, 09:35 ET
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, is accepting submissions from publishers through December 30, 2012, for the 27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. The Award is given to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator of picture books for children who share Keats' values -- the universal qualities of childhood and the multicultural nature of our world. The medallion, which features an image of Peter, the main character of Keats' beloved classic The Snowy Day, is applied to the covers of the winning books.  (PRNewsFoto/The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

27th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards Call for Children's Picture Book Submissions

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of...

May 30, 2012, 09:40 ET

24th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program Awards Teachers and Librarians at Public Schools and Libraries Across 26 States

Minigrants Put Funding Directly into Hands of Educators Whose Programs Reach Beyond the Basic Curriculum To Inspire NEW YORK, May 30, 2012...

Apr 26, 2012, 11:26 ET
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the NYC Department of Education announced the city-wide winners of the 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition (from left): Tyler Learns How To Tie His Shoes by Deidre Darius (Grade 11/LaGuardia High School, Manhattan); Rebirth, New York by Anne Wang (Grade 7/William McKinley, Brooklyn); Detour to 1938 by Shelley Polanco (Grade 4/The Museum School, Bronx); and Arrows and the Butterfly by Dyanara Banana (Grade 12, James Madison High School, Brooklyn).  (PRNewsFoto/Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

City-wide Student Winners of 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Announced By Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education

More than 120 Winning Books on Exhibit May 2-31 at Brooklyn Public Library "Snowy Day in May" Family Festival May 12th at Library...

Mar 06, 2012, 09:31 ET
NEW YORK, EZRA JACK KEATS FOUNDATION--The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries announced the winners of the 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards - Meg Medina, New Writer Winner, Tia Isa Wants a Car; and Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw, New Illustrator Winner, Same, Same but Different.  (PRNewsFoto/Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards Winners Announced

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present Awards at Fay...

Jun 14, 2011, 09:35 ET

Survey Finds Nearly 80% of U.S. Adults Believe Multicultural Picture Books Are Important for Children, but One-Third Say They Are Hard to Find

--Expert Advice On Selecting Children's Picture Books With Eye On Diversity-- Nearly eight in ten (78%) U.S. adults believe that it is important...

May 20, 2011, 09:37 ET
Beracah Lam (right) and Jodi Ho (left) celebrate winning top honors in the 25th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition at the restaurant in Brooklyn's Chinatown that inspired their book-Let's Go For Dim Sum. Beracah and Jodi, third graders at P.S. 229, were among the four city-wide winners recognized by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. The competition was named after the late beloved children's picture book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats.  (PRNewsFoto/Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

25th Annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition Student Winners Announced

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and New York City Department of Education Partner on Program for Grades 3-12; Brooklyn Students Receive Top Honors The...