Ezra Jack Keats bookmaking project: Supporting resource for teachers and students

The Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition has always been more than a contest. It serves as an opportunity for students to engage in research. It encourages the analysis of text and image, and the exploration of authors’ and illustrators’ styles across a variety of books. The competition honors students’ independent voices and it inspires creativity. Above all, creating a picture book requires rigor and perseverance.

This resource contains information to support the work you will do with your students. We wish you and your students an exciting journey through the rewarding process of creating picture books.

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