An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards

The Children’s Literary Salon at the Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce “An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards,” on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m.

New York Public Library
Children’s Center at 42nd Street
Room 84
42nd Street and 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Keats, E. J. (1962). The snowy day. New York: Viking Press.

One winter morning Peter woke up and looked out the window...

Established in 1985, the Ezra Jack Keats Awards are presented jointly by The New York Public Library and the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation to talented new children’s book authors and illustrators, who, in the spirit of Ezra Jack Keats, create vividly written and illustrated books for children (age nine and under). Join a distinguished panel discussing the nature of the award and those books most deserving of its attention.

The panel will consist of:

  • Deborah Pope, Executive Director Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
  • Miriam Lang Budin, Chappaqua Public Library, 2008-2009 EJK Award Chair
  • Nina Crews, Children’s book author and illustrator
  • Pat Cummings, Children’s book author and illustrator
  • Lisa Von Drasek, Bank Street College of Education Library and EarlyWord.com

The Moderator will be Barbara Genco, the 2010-2011 Award Chair (Library Journal).

Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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One comment on “An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards
  1. […] I was surprised to find that yesterday’s Ezra Jack Keats event at the New York Public Library was not the announcement of the 2011 award winners (that will be May 10th), but a discussion about the award, its history, and the current state of picture books.  Although I was initially pumped up to hear the award winners announced, it turned out to be a rather pleasant surprise, as the conversation was smart, illuminating, and directed by some of the most interesting and well-read women in the biz. […]

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