Photo Report: Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards ceremony

Last week, I had the honor of accepting the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award for new writer, for my book POET: THE REMARKABLE STORY OF GEORGE MOSES HORTON. The awards ceremony was held at the University of Southern Mississippi, as a part of the 49th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival. It was a grand event, to say the least. They made us feel like rock stars! While there, I also toured the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, which archives many of the original materials of Ezra Jack Keats. Here is a photo report of the event!


Signing a copy of POET for author/storyteller Tim Tingle
This year would have been the 100th birthday of Ezra Jack Keats
Book signing following the awards presentations
Very cool trophies were handed out. Here’s me with Keats Illustrator winner, Phoebe Wahl
All the winners together!
And I delivered an acceptance speech and was only a tad bit nervous
Receiving the award from no other than author Lois Lowry!
Group shot of the Ezra Jack Keats Book winners and honor winners
Illustrators Rowboat Watkins, Ryan Higgins, Don Tate

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