Founded by Ezra Jack Keats, the late Caldecott award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression by supporting arts and literacy programs in public schools and libraries; cultivating new writers and illustrators of exceptional picture books that reflect the experiences of childhood in our diverse culture; and protecting and promoting the work of Keats, whose book The Snowy Day broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s publishing. Keats. Imagination. Diversity.
Lost Boy Acceptance is Key, by Ojay Ellis, Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts, Bronx; Teacher: Elizabeth Fidoten; Principal: Terri Grey
For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.ezra-jack-keats.org.