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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...

2013-02-12 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...

2012-05-30 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...

2012-04-26 06:23:18

More than 120 Winning Books on Exhibit May 2-31 at Brooklyn Public Library "Snowy Day in May" Family Festival May 12th at Library NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the New York City Department of Education announced today the winners of the 26th annual city-wide Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. More than 120 winning books will be on display at the Brooklyn Public Library Central Library (at...

2012-03-06 08:31:00

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and the 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 12th NEW YORK, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries announced today the winners of the 26th Annual Ezra Jack Keats New Writer and New...

2011-08-29 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, the first major United States exhibition to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), whose beloved children's books include Whistle for Willie (1964), Peter's Chair (1967), and The Snowy Day (1962), opens at The Jewish Museum on September 9, 2011 and runs through January 29, 2012. Published during the American civil-rights movement and winner of the...

2010-11-04 17:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly fourteen billion years after the Big Bang, this month an American pornographer will screen intimate scenes from the conception of the cosmos in order to stimulate God to conceive new universes. Establishing a direct link from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Switzerland to an alternative arts space in Brooklyn, Jonathon Keats will attempt to arouse God with high-energy particle interactions not seen since the universe burst into...