The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the San Francisco Public Library and the San Francisco Unified School District are pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Celebration 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.
Nearly 90 books from 19 schools were submitted and reviewed by our panel of judges. Judges ranged from writers to librarians to educators and included: Carla Kozak, Youth Collection Development Specialist, SFPL; Liz Ozol, Program Officer, SF Arts Commission; PJ Policarpio, Youth Programs Manager, The CJM; Rachelle Resnick, Supervisor Emeritus, SFUSD Library Services; and Soleil Summer, bookmaker Exhibitions Associate, MOAD.
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, Balboa, Burton, Cobb, Commodore Sloat, Everett, Gateway, Grattan, Hilltop, Mission Education Center, Monroe, New Traditions, Presidio, SF Community School, SF Public Montessori, Rooftop, Ulloa, Washington
All participants and their families are invited to the awards ceremony at The CJM on Sunday, Mar 18, 2018 from 1–2:30pm. Participants and their families are also invited tospend the day at The CJM during our annual Celebration of Authors Big and Small, beginning at 10am. All books judged in the competition will be on display during this event starting at 11am.
Yes, David! Kindergarten, Cobb
The Seasoned Pathway, First Grade, Rooftop
A Day in Kindergarten, Kindergarten, SF Community School
Our Family Traditions, First Grade, Rooftop
Treehouse Dreams, First Grade, Commodore Sloat
Cuando Mi Familia Está Junta and Nuestra Familia, Kindergarten, Mission Education Center
Sadness at its Best, Violet Gluck, Fourth Grade, Secrets of the City Publishing & Writing Program
Shadows, Cole Campbell, Fourth Grade, Grattan
Cats' Night Out, Addison Bolton and Tatiana Gupta, Fifth Grade, SF Public Montessori
Graffiti IS, Carlos Castillo, Fifth Grade, Cobb
Mongolia, Naomi Erdenebaatar, Fourth Grade, Cobb
My Tiny Friends, Thalia White, Fifth Grade, Grattan
A Dog's Life, Tatiana Wilson Giron, Fourth Grade, Cobb
The Ordinary Life of a Pencil, Amia Ma, Sixth Grade, Gateway
The Hidden Tale of a Hidden Grass, Melody Wu, Seventh Grade, Aptos
The Golden State, Amanda Zhong, Eighth Grade, Presidio
Water and Ink, Sarah Liu and Elle Bamberger, Eighth Grade, Aptos
Face It, Ksenya Gotieb and Maya Millman, Sixth Grade, Aptos
Poppy, Jaxi Cohen, Eighth Grade, Presidio
Shattered, Tammy Zeng, Seventh Grade, Aptos
Fact vs. Fantasy, Ellie Aronica, Eighth Grade, Everett
A New Life, Serena Huang, Tenth Grade, Balboa
Collection, Ella Rochelle-Lawton, Twelfth Grade, Washington
Reminiscing, The Ring That Went Missing, Phung Duong, Tenth Grade, Balboa
The Book of Feely Fruits, Arian Teleb, Twelfth Grade, Hilltop
Bully, Jessica Ouyang, Ninth Grade, Burton
School and Teacher Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Leadership support is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. Additional generous support is provided by the Toole Family Charitable Foundation, The Ullendorf Memorial Foundation, and Carol Swig.
Support for the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition is provided by The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and Blick Art Materials. Presented in Partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Public Library.