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All books submitted for the Ezra Jack Keats Award will also be considered for participation in the Mock EJK Award. This Toolkit allows children to take the role of the Award Selection Committee. Using a small pool of books, they will read, analyze, and deliberate on their favorites. This program sharpens critical reading skills, refines verbal communication, and much more. 


If you wish for your books to be a part of this program, please send a copy to Caroline Ward. 

Caroline Ward

Mock EJK Award

8 Osee Place

Cos Cob CT 06807

Details can be found here


For additional information, please contact: 

Karlie Herndon, Curator, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

Marge Sauls, de Grummond Collection Specialist 


118 College Drive #5148

Hattiesburg, MS 39406


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