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2014-02-19 12:25:52

Awards for New Writer and New Illustrator NEW YORK, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today the winners of the 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Each year, a new writer and new illustrator are celebrated. The 2014 awards ceremony will be held on April 10th during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival, at The...

2014-01-15 12:22:40

More Than $800,000 Given Directly to Educators at Public Schools and Libraries Across the United States Past Winning Projects Inspire and Delight NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children's love of reading and creative expression in our diverse culture, celebrates the 26(th) year of its Minigrant Program with a call for proposals. Approximately 70 grants of $500 each will be awarded to qualifying teachers and librarians at...

2013-05-29 12:23:35

Annual Program Celebrates Quarter-Century Mark NEW YORK, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is the 25th year that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has awarded Minigrants to teachers and librarians at public schools and libraries across the United States. This year, a total of 59 grants were awarded to educators in 29 states with each recipient receiving up to $500 for specific programs that they have planned for the next academic year. "Reflecting on the past 25 years of...

2013-05-07 12:26:54

Winning Books and Honorable Mentions on Special Exhibit in Grand Lobby May 6-26 at Brooklyn Public Library NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 27(th) annual city-wide Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. Winning books and honorable mention books will be featured in the Grand Lobby at the Brooklyn Public Library Central...

2013-03-04 12:25:13

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present Awards at Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival on April 11th NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi announced today the winners of the 27th annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New Illustrator Book Awards....

2013-02-12 12:23:12

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Black History Month (February), the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has selected a list of illustrated books that highlight the contributions of African-Americans. This list of more than a dozen recommended books appears on the Foundation's website, www.ezra-jack-keats.org/ejk-list/. "Ezra Jack Keats was committed to celebrating diversity through writing and art--specifically through the power of picture books," says Deborah Pope,...

2013-01-15 12:25:03

More Than Three-quarters of a Million Dollars Given Directly to Educators at Public Schools and Libraries across the United States Online Application Is Fast and Easy NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation celebrates the 25(th) year of its Minigrant Program with a call for proposals. Approximately 70 grants of $500 each will be awarded to qualifying teachers and librarians at public schools and libraries across the United States. The deadline...

2012-11-20 12:26:09

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Society of Illustrators and de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi Hosted NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an event hosted last week by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, and the Society of Illustrators, noted children's book publishers, authors, illustrators and educators came together to celebrate...

2012-10-24 11:23:43

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2012 Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi to Present 2013 Awards at Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival Next April NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, is currently accepting submissions from publishers for the...

2012-05-30 06:22:40

Minigrants Put Funding Directly into Hands of Educators Whose Programs Reach Beyond the Basic Curriculum To Inspire NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is the 24th year that the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation has awarded Minigrants to teachers and librarians at public schools and libraries across the United States. A total of 50 grants were awarded to educators in 26 states with each recipient receiving up to $500 for specific programs that they have planned for the next...