Amazing news for Muddy illustrator Evan Turk! Another well-deserved award! And it’s a big one! Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:
Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, said, “It is a joy each year to recognize and encourage new writers and illustrators who create beautiful books for the multicultural children of America, through the Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. The increase in the award this year reflects our dedication to increasing diversity in children’s literature. It also serves to bring greater attention to artists who, like Ezra, seek to inspire all children to achieve their full potential—which I believe will strengthen and enrich our country.”
See the full announcement here!