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  • Writer's pictureDawn Smith

2023 EZRA JACK KEATS AWARD COMMITTEE

A distinguished selection committee of children’s literature and early childhood education specialists, librarians, authors and illustrators reviews the entries, seeking engaging books that portray the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family, and the multicultural nature of our world.


Meet the 2023 Committee:

Deborah Taylor, Coordinator, Student & Youth Services (Retired

Melissa Iwai, Author/Illustrator

Rita Auerbach,Librarian (Retired)

Jennifer M. Brown, Senior Editor, Shelf Awareness

Pat Cummings, ​​Author and/or illustrator

Carmen Agra Deedy, Author/Storyteller

Dean Schneider, Author/Educator

Vaunda Nelson, Author, Librarian (Retired)

Chris Raschka, Author/Illustrator



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