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Ezra Jack Keats and the 2010 Ezra Jack Keats Awards for new Picture book Writers and Illustrators

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April 21, 2010

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium
For all ages
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation

Keats had a tremendous impact on children’s literature. The annual awards in his name reflect his powerful multicultural influence on the creators of children’s books through the years. Discover/Explore why the award is so important to emerging artists and writers, to the entire field and to children and their families.

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Genco, Collection Management Editor, Library Journal; with Deborah Pope, Executive Director, Ezra Jack Keats Foundation; Miriam Lang Budin, Head of Children's Services at Chappaqua Library ; writer and illustrator Pat Cummings;  Lisa Von Drasek Children's Librarian, Bank Street College of Education; and writer and illustrator Marisabina Russo.