Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the EJK Award: Advancing Diversity in Children’s Literature
EJK Award and Honor books will expand your multicultural library
The EJK Award was created in 1986 to extend the legacy of Ezra Jack Keats, the author and illustrator of The Snowy Day, and over 20 other books that broke the color barrier in mainstream children's book publishing.
For 35 years the EJK Award has brought attention to the new authors and illustrators who are creating books that, in the spirit of Keats, reflect the strength of family and the universal experience of childhood.
The EJK Award and Honor books, 69 of which are available here, are timeless in their appeal and promote the idea voiced by Ezra in his Caldecott acceptance speech, "If we all could see each other exactly as the other is, this would be a different world.”
Learn more about the 35th Anniversary of the EJK Award, the books, our Virtual and In-person Book Discussion Guides and other activities for educators, librarians and families by visiting us.
For more information visit us at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.