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 third 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, Director of Education, MOAD; Lyn Davidson, Assistant Manager, Fisher Children’s Center, SFPL; Liz Ozol, Arts Education Program Officer, SF Arts Commission; Renny Pritikin, Chief Curator, The CJM; and Luis Valentino, Chief Academic Officer, SFUSD.
This bookmaking contest was held in conjunction with The CJM’s ongoing series of children’s book exhibitions. Caldecott winner Ezra Jack Keats was 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.
Alamo, Aptos, Bret Harte, Burton, Chinese Education Center, Denman, Drew, Fairmount, Flynn, Francisco, Glen Park, Grattan, James Lick, Jean Parker, Key, Lau, Muir, Rooftop, SF Community, Sloat, Sunnyside, Sunset
The third annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition on the West Coast was presented by The CJM, the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, and SFUSD on Sunday, Mar 15, 2016 at The CJM. See photos from the awards ceremony on The CJM's Facebook page:
Creature Elementary, Second Grade, Rooftop
Beautiful SF, Third Grade, Chinese Education Center
I Like it When, Third–Fifth Grade Special Education Class, Fairmount
Notsoo's Adventure, Third–Fifth Grade Combination Class, Francis Scott Key
Magical Children's Folktales from Middle East and China, First Grade, Sloat
First Grade (all classes), Fairmount
The Life of a Kid with Lots of Friends, Alex Cohen, Second Grade, Sunnyside
Mr. Fishter, Aaron Leopold, Second Grade, Rooftop
My Summer Trip to Asia, Amia Ma, Third Grade, Sloat
Tracy's Life, Hannah Wissotzky, Fourth Grade, Grattan
The Cooking Contest, Annika Hansen and Klara Johnson, Fourth Grade, Rooftop
Invasion of the Space Monkeys, Essie Tuerk-Levy, Third Grade, Glen Park
Yin Ying's Story of Immigration, Diego Yu Huang, Fourth Grade, SF Community
Words Hurt!, Daniela Herrera, Eighth Grade, Aptos
Inside Ms. Wright's Class, Patricia Fong, Eighth Grade, Denman
Lumberjack, Owen Rand, Sixth Grade, Aptos
Lonely Whale, Emily Tomilinson, Eighth Grade, Rooftop
My Everything, Eliana Medina, Eleventh Grade, Burton
Oliver's Afternoon, Isabel Brown, Eleventh Grade, Burton
My Book…It's More Than Just Dots and Lines, Vicky Ma, Ninth Grade, Burton
He, She, Life, Brigette Long, Eleventh Grade, Burton
My Awesome Book, Archie Malapit, Twelfth Grade, Burton
A Dream to Remember, Jenny Xie, Ninth Grade, Burton
Burtion High School Students; Elizabeth Keith, teacher librarian; and Caleb White, art teacher, for their delightful blending of art and poetry
Presented in Partnership with the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, the San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Public Library.
Special thanks to our generous supporters, Flax art & design and Goosebottom Books.
School and Teacher Programs at The Contemporary Jewish Museum are made possible by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Target. Leadership support comes from The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and The Hearst Foundations, with additional generous support from The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and Ullendorff Memorial Foundation.