Ezra Jack Keats Award Winners

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The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award was established in 1985 to encourage and celebrate up-and-coming authors of picture books written in the tradition of Keats­—that is, with original, well-told stories that reflect the universal qualities of childhood and the multicultural nature of our world. The goal is to help writers continue to create outstanding picture books for a diverse audience. The New Illustrator Award was added in 2001 to reward originality of artistic expression as well.

A Piece of Home2017 Winner:
A Piece of Home
by Jeri Watts
Category: New Writer Award

Daniel Finds a Poem2017 Winner:
Daniel Finds a Poem
by Micha Archer
Category: New Illustrator Award

Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton2016 Winner:
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton
by Don Tate
Category: New Writer Award

Sonya2016 Winner:
Sonya's Chickens
by Phoebe Wahl
Category: New Illustrator Award

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin2015 Winner:
Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
by Chieri Uegaki
Category: New Writer Award

Shh! We Have a Plan2015 Winner:
Shh! We Have a Plan
by Chris Haughton
Category: New Illustrator Award
Also: Cybils Award Winners

Tea Party Rules 2014 Winner:
Tea Party Rules
by Ame Dyckman
Category: New Writer Award

Rain!2014 Winner:
Rain!
by Linda Ashman; illustrated by Christian Robinson
Category: New Illustrator Award

And Then It’s Spring2013 Winner:
And Then It’s Spring
by Julie Fogliano
Category: New Writer Award

Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!2013 Winner:
Mom, It’s My First Day of Kindergarten!
by Hyewon Yum
Category: New Illustrator Award

Tía Isa Wants a Car2012 Winner:
Tía Isa Wants a Car
by Meg Medina
Category: New Writer Award

Same, Same but Different2012 Winner:
Same, Same but Different
by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw
Category: New Illustrator Award

I Know Here2011 Winner:
I Know Here
by Laurel Croza
Category: New Writer Award
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature

Bunny Days2011 Winner:
Bunny Days
by Tao Nyeu
Category: New Illustrator Award

Most Loved in All the World2010 Winner:
Most Loved in All the World
by Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Category: New Writer Award

Only a Witch Can Fly2010 Winner:
Only a Witch Can Fly
by Alison McGhee; illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Category: New Illustrator Award

Garmann2009 Winner:
Garmann's Summer
by Stian Hole
Category: New Writer Award

Bird2009 Winner:
Bird
by Zetta Elliott; illustrated by Shadra Strickland
Category: New Illustrator Award

Leaves2008 Winner:
Leaves
by David Ezra Stein
Category: New Writer Award

The Apple Pie that Papa Baked2008 Winner:
The Apple Pie that Papa Baked
by Lauren Thompson; illustrated by Jonathan Bean
Category: New Illustrator Award

For You Are a Kenyan Child2007 Winner:
For You Are a Kenyan Child
by Kelly Cunnane
Category: New Writer Award
Also: What We Read: East Africa

Mystery Bottle2007 Winner:
Mystery Bottle
by Kristen Balouch
Category: New Illustrator Award

My Best Friend2006 Winner:
My Best Friend
by Mary Ann Rodman
Category: New Writer Award

Silly Chicken2006 Winner:
Silly Chicken
by Rukhsana Khan; illustrated by Yunmee Kyong
Category: New Illustrator Award

Going North2005 Winner:
Going North
by Janice N. Harrington
Category: New Writer Award

The Night Eater2005 Winner:
The Night Eater
by Ana Juan
Category: New Illustrator Award

Yesterday I Had the Blues2004 Winner:
Yesterday I Had the Blues
by Jeron Ashford Frame
Category: New Writer Award

My Name Is Yoon2004 Winner:
My Name Is Yoon
by Helen Recorvits; illustrated by Gabi Swiatkowska
Category: New Illustrator Award

Ruby2003 Winner:
Ruby's Wish
by Shirin Yim Bridges; illustrated by Sophie Blackall
Category: New Writer Award & New Illustrator Award

Freedom Summer2002 Winner:
Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles; illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue
Category: New Writer Award & New Illustrator Award

Henry Hikes To Fitchburg2001 Winner:
Henry Hikes To Fitchburg
by D.B. Johnson
Recommended Age: 4
Category: New Writer Award
Also: Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Uptown2001 Winner:
Uptown
by Collier Bryan
Recommended Age: 3
Category: New Illustrator Award
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Dear Juno2000 Winner:
Dear Juno
by Soyung Pak
Category: New Writer Award

Elizabeti1999 Winner:
Elizabeti's Doll
by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen
Category: New Writer Award

Calling the Doves (El canto de las palomas)1997 Winner:
Calling the Doves (El canto de las palomas)
by Juan Felipe Herrera
Category: New Writer Award

Taxi! Taxi!1995 Winner:
Taxi! Taxi!
by Cari Best
Category: New Writer Award

Tar Beach1993 Winner:
Tar Beach
by Faith Ringgold
Recommended Age: 4
Category: New Writer Award
Also: New York Public Library’s List of 100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know

Tell Me a Story, Mama1991 Winner:
Tell Me a Story, Mama
by Angela Johnson
Category: New Writer Award

Anna1989 Winner:
Anna's Special Present
by Yoriko Tsutsui
Category: New Writer Award

Jamaica1987 Winner:
Jamaica's Find
by Juanita Havill
Category: New Writer Award

The Patchwork Quilt1986 Winner:
The Patchwork Quilt
by Valerie Flournoy
Category: New Writer Award

The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award was established in 1985 to encourage and celebrate up-and-coming authors of picture books written in the tradition of Keats­—that is, with original, well-told stories that reflect the universal qualities of childhood and the multicultural nature of our world. The goal is to help writers continue to create outstanding picture books for a diverse audience. The New Illustrator Award was added in 2001 to reward originality of artistic expression as well.

Category: Award Winning

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