The Contemporary Jewish Museum (The CJM), the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) are pleased to announce the winners of the fourth annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition on the West Coast! To promote the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, students from San Francisco Public Schools in grades K through 12 were invited to design, write, and create their own books.
Over ninety books from twenty schools were submitted and reviewed by our panel of judges. Judges ranged from writers to librarians to educators and included: Lovisa Brown, education consultant; Christy Estrovitz, Manager of Youth Services, SFPL; Marcus Ewert, author; Pierre-François Galpin, Assistant Curator, The CJM; and Liz Ozol, Arts Education Program Officer, SF Arts Commission.
This bookmaking competition is inspired by the work of Caldecott winner Ezra Jack Keats, the creator of over twenty children’s books, including the classic The Snowy Day. He was motivated to pursue a career as an author/illustrator as the result of an art achievement medal he received while attending public school in Brooklyn, New York.
Aptos, Argonne, Burton, Chinese Education Center, Fairmount, Feinstein, Francisco, Grattan, Lakeshore, Lau, Lowell, Malcolm X, New Traditions, Rooftop, Roosevelt, Sheridan, Sloat, SF Community, Spring Valley, Sunset
The fourth annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition on the West Coast was presented by The CJM, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and the SFUSD on Sunday, Mar 13, 2016 at The CJM. See photos from the awards ceremony on The CJM's Facebook page:
Mind Blowing Idioms, Second Grade, Rooftop
Bea The Wonder Dog, First Grade, Grattan
Big Book of Animal Mysteries and Magical Folktales, First Grade, Sloat
Happy Places, Kindergarten/First Grade, SF Community
Adventures of Terra Cotta Soldiers, Third Grade, Chinese Education Center
Our Trip to the Zoo, Kindergarten, Malcolm X
Help the Homeless, Fourth Grade, Fairmount
Book Kitchen!, Amia Ma, Fourth Grade, Sloat
Cake, Cake and More Cake, Luise Amani Johnson, Second Grade, New Traditions
Secret Life of Cece: My Cat Siena’s Kitten Diary, Thalia White, Third Grade, Grattan
Map’s Adventure, Solomon Beckett Johnson Rabidoux, First Grade, Grattan
Anything Kid, Raquel MacMillan and Olivia Chaplin, Seventh Grade, Rooftop
Simply Better, Annabelle Liang and Abigail Lew, Seventh Grade, Aptos
Granny’s Tales, Alegria Jeremias-Lin and Chloe Shannon, Seventh Grade, Aptos
X Marks the Spot, Keil Fehlberg and Owen Riess, Seventh Grade, Aptos
The Egg’s Beginning, Sandra Chu and Lena Wu, Seventh Grade, Aptos
Sofi and the Chick, Naomi Manuel, Sixth Grade, Rooftop
Lazy Janelle vs. Hard Working Janelle, Janelle Kung, Twelfth Grade, Lowell
Two Sides of #Social, Jennifer Cheung, Tenth Grade, Lowell
Eight is Better Than One, Corie Chen, Ninth Grade, Burton
Superpowers I Wish I Had, Kyree Hayes, Ninth Grade, Burton
By Land, By Sea, By Sky, Hannah Cosselmon, Tenth Grade, Lowell
Waiting for Lunch, Costin Smilovici, Ninth Grade, Burton
Presented in Partnership with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Public Library, with additional support from Blick Art Materials.
School and Teacher Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Target.