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Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project

Enter the 2020 Bookmaking Project!

ADMISSION: Free

Join this year’s celebration of books!

The CJM, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), and the San Francisco Public Library present the eighth annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project.

Celebrate student-made books as a part of the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Project! The project promotes the art and craft of original bookmaking in the classroom and invites SFUSD students in grades K–12 to design, write, and create their own books.

Interested in participating? This page has all of the information you need, so please read carefully!

important dates

Deadline

Thursday, Feb 20, 2020

Celebration

Sunday, Mar 22, 2020

HOW TO ENTER
  • School librarian and staff select up to five entries per category (see entry form for categories).
  • Print and complete entry forms and submit with books. All entries must have the entry form securely attached to the book submission.
  • Submit via mail or the SFUSD inter-office mail.

UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE:

SFUSD Library Services
750 25th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94121

SFUSD INTER-OFFICE MAIL:

SFUSD Library Services
c/o Bookmaking Celebration
SFUSD Library Services
750 25th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94121

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AWARDS CEREMONY
The 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Awards Ceremony at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Photo by Olivia Smartt.

Participants of the 2017 competition. Photo by Olivia Smartt.

ABOUT EZRA JACK KEATS

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. 

Ezra Jack Keats, “Crunch, crunch, crunch, his feet sank into the snow.” Final illustration for The Snowy Day, 1962. Collage and paint on board, 10 x 20 in. Ezra Jack Keats papers, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi. Copyright © Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.

SUPPORTERS

School and Teacher Programs are made possible by major support from The Hearst Foundations and the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Generous support is provided by Alaska Airlines,The Bavar Family Foundation, California Arts Council, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, and Toole Family Charitable Foundation.

Support for the Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition is provided by Blick Art Materials and is presented in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District and the San Francisco Public Library.