November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pictures of the Week | Ezra Jack Keats 2016 Bookmaking Winners

The young winners of the annual student bookmaking contest describe their creations.

Lillie Bellin Pope, Co-Founder of Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, Dies at 97

Lillie Bellin Pope, who served as vice-president of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and helped countless students, parents, and teachers through her tireless work, died October 26 after a long illness.

An Ezra Jack Keats Grant Fosters Architectural Study Among Fourth Graders

A librarian in rural Illinois uses an Ezra Jack Keats Mini Grant to connect local fourth-graders with the architecture and history of their town, while also studying the author’s works. Watch a video about the project.

Chieri Uegaki and Chris Haughton Win 2015 Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards

The 2015 winners of the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award are Chieri Uegaki, author of Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin and Chris Haughton for the illustrations in Shh! We Have a Plan.

Ezra Jack Keats Grants; Win a Wireless Lab; Celebrate Kindness | News Bites

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants. Kent State SLIS plans a course in Denmark. CDW-G, Discovery Education launch the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network celebrates No Name-Calling Week. Grants are available for Día programs with an African American focus.

News Bites: Take Part in the “Grow Your Own Business Challenge”

Check out this week’s News Bites for information on a business-related competition for students and teachers, minigrants offered to teachers and librarians by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and the latest publishing news.