Awards: Ezra Jack Keats Book Winners; International Booker Longlist

Winners and honor books have been unveiled for the Ezra Jack Keats Book Awards, which were created "to nurture illustrators and writers, early in their careers, who create extraordinary books that reflect our diverse population, the universal experience of childhood and the strength of family and community." The awards are presented by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi. This year's recipients are:

Writer winner
Kari Percival for How to Say Hello to a Worm (Rise X Penguin Workshop)

Honor books for writer
Juliana Perdomo for Sometimes All I Need Is Me (Candlewick Press)
Pauline David-Sax for Everything in Its Place (Doubleday Books for Young Readers)

Illustrator winner
Doug Salati for Hot Dog (Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Honor books for illustrator
Chiomoa Ebinama for Emile and the Field, text by Kevin Young (Make Me a World)
Zahra Marwan for Where Butterflies Fill the Sky (Bloomsbury)

The Ezra Jack Keats Award Ceremony will be livestreamed from the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg on April 13.


The longlist for the International Booker Prize has been chosen and can be seen here. The shortlist will be announced on April 18 and the winner on May 23. The winning author and translator share the £50,000 (about $60,750) prize.

Powered by: Xtenit