2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award have been announced. The award is given to an outstanding new writer and new illustrator each year. Three honor books were also selected this year. In order to be eligible, authors and illustrators can have had no more than three books previously published.

Here are the winners:

NEW WRITER AWARD

A Piece of Home

A Piece of Home by Jeri Watts, illustrated by Hyewon Yum

 

NEW ILLUSTRATOR AWARD

Daniel Finds a Poem Cover

Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer

 

HONOR BOOKS

Excellent Ed Cover The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head Cover

Excellent Ed by Stacy McAnulty (NEW WRITER HONOR)

The Girl with the Parrot on Her Head by Daisy Hirst (NEW ILLUSTRATOR HONOR)

The Journey Cover

The Journey by Francesca Sanna (NEW WRITER HONOR)