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 seventh annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Celebration on the West Coast! Students from San Francisco Public Schools in grades K–12 were invited to design, write, and create their own books.
Nearly seventy-five books from seventeen schools were submitted and reviewed by our panel of judges, comprising artists, librarians, and educators. Thank you to our judges: Lyn Davidson, Assistant Manager, Fisher Children’s Center, SFPL; Jasmin Serim, Senior Program Specialist, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families; Andrea Guskin, Education Programs Manager: Family and Studio Arts, The CJM; Rachelle Resnick, Supervisor Emeritus, SFUSD Library Services; and Soleil Summer, illustrator and bookmaker.
Designed to promote the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom, 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.
What Do You See in the Sea? Second Grade, El Dorado
B24’s Amazing Animal Book, Second Grade, Rooftop
Our Fish Book: Pacific Ocean, Second Grade, Sunset
The Way our City Works with Animals that Talk, First Grade, Commodore Sloat
Bunny and the Instrument Adventure, First Grade, Rooftop
Nuestros Sentientos, Kindergarten, Emociones Mezclados, First Grade
AsÍ es Cómo Me Siento, Second Grade, Mission Education Center
Dog House, Jacqueline Ibarra, Fifth Grade, San Francisco Public Montessori
Cinderellie, Cate Smith, Fifth Grade, Jefferson
The Monster Who Moved, Cole Campbell, Fifth Grade, Grattan
The Escape, Jasper Cook and Caleb Darling Lempert, Fourth Grade, Rooftop
How to Slingshot a Bunny into a Blackhole, Oona Harte, Third Grade, Rooftop
The House of Comics, Mingus Blanco-Norberg and Tejal Stalzer, Fourth Grade, Rooftop
The Aftermath of… Puberty Class, Lily Hannan and Lida Sampson, Fifth Grade, Argonne
Guess My Animal, Lily Deng and Geraldine Ramirez, Fifth Grade, Guadalupe
Guess My Animal, Tanya Trejo and Nathalia Beltran, Fifth Grade, Guadalupe
The Unrealistic, Overdramatic Tale of Soccer Pigeons, Amia Ma, Seventh Grade, Gateway
The Story of My Life, Indigo Morgenstern, Sixth Grade, Everett
My Kind of Woman, Lia Roth and Finley Caulfield, Sixth Grade, Aptos
The Stuffie Thief, Isabella Ting and Hayden Caulfield, Sixth Grade, Aptos
The Messenger, Brenda Galeas Veliz, Twelfth Grade, Burton
Watergating, Judy Wen, Twelfth Grade, Washington
Can You See? Shiya Huong, Twelfth Grade, Washington
Name, Jada Woodberry, Ninth Grade, Burton
Hungry Planet, Francesca Espinosa, Ninth Grade, Burton
Vanish, Isabel Bahamonde-Partlan, Twelfth Grade, Washington
Family Programs are made possible with major support from Bank of America and Koret Foundation. Supporting sponsorship is provided by Naomi and Jeffrey Caspe. Additional support comes from Yerba Buena Community Benefit District and Blick Art Materials.
The Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition is made possible by Ullendorff Memorial Foundation and Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.