Bringing the multicultural, creative spirit of Keats into children’s lives and literature
- supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries
- celebrating new writers and illustrators of exceptional picture books for a diverse audience of children
- preserving Keats’s work and extending his legacy
Ezra Jack Keats Award
The EJK Awards and Honors are given annually, by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), to new writers and new illustrators of outstanding children’s books that reflect our diverse population.
Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition
Inspiring students on all skill levels, in grades 3-12, to write and illustrate stunning picture books that make them proud for a lifetime.
Tell Me Another Story
An inspiring 30 minute portrait of the power of picture books. It’s a compelling overview of diversity in children’s literature.