2024 Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award

2022 Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award

The Ezra Jack Keats Award was created to nurture illustrators and writers, early in their careers, who create extraordinary books that reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood, and the strength of family. 

This year's winner of our Mock Ezra Jack Keats Award is Sora's Seashells by Helena Ku Rhee. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote!


The nominated titles include:

Papá’s Magical Water-Jug Clock by Jesús Trejo
A Bed of Stars by Jessica Love
Laolao's Dumplings by Dane Liu
Lonely Bird by Ruth Whiting
Maribel's Year by Michelle Sterling
Ode to a Bad Day by Chelsea Lin Wallace
Sora's Seashells by Helena Ku Rhee
Walter Finds His Voice by Ann Kim Ha
When You Can Swim by Jack Wong
Wintergarden by Janet Fox

To see previous winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Award, click here (PDF).

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