Images from the 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony
The 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony took place on April 4, 2019 during the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.
The 2019 Ezra Jack Keats Award winner for Writer is John Sullivan, for Kitten and the Night Watchman (Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo, published by Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books). The Award winner for Illustrator is Oge Mora, for Thank you, Omu! (published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Honorees of the Awards include:
Juana Martinez-Neal, for Alma and How She Got Her Name (illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal, published by Candlewick)
Matt James, for The Funeral (illustrated by Matt James, published by Groundwood Books)
Keith Calabrese, for Lena’s Shoes are Nervous (illustrated by Juana Medina, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Jessica Love, for Julián is a Mermaid (written by Jessica Love, published by Candlewick)
Jane McGuinness, for Prickly Hedgehogs!(written by Jane McGuinness, published by Candlewick)
You can find the full press release on our site here.