I am incredibly honored to receive the Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Award for BRICK BY BRICK. To me, the most powerful thing about Keats was his belief that all children need and deserve, to see themselves represented in books. 


Especially at this moment in time, I believe the healing power of books to spread hope, encouragement, and empowerment is more important than ever for the children, and people, of our world.

Now celebrating its 35th Anniversary, the Ezra Jack Keats Award was 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.


Please join me for the Ezra Jack Keats Award Show on Tuesday April 13th, 1:30 pm ET https://www.ezra-jack-keats.org/award-35th-anniversary/

On Sunday, April 18th at 1 PM I will be participating in a Crowdcast with @booksofwonder in NYC. Visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/ezrajackkeats2021winners/register

Thanks for sharing in my joy!