Dear Friends,                           December 2014

We'd like to thank all of you who discovered the EJK Foundation this year. When you subscribed to our newsletter, clicked on our website, retweeted us or liked us on Facebook, you joined us in proclaiming the need for diversity in children's books.

And thanks also to our longtime friends - when you spread the word about our programs, you joined in our commitment to public education and the principals, teachers and librarians who go above and beyond.

Join us in celebrating the past year as we plan for the next.    
Happy Birthday, John Henry! 
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Keats's John Henry: An American Legend, and Knopf Books is bringing out a special edition, available on December 23. Order now! 
New! John Henry Animated Read-aloud
This classic tale, animated by Ezra's expressive illustrations, pits man against machine in a deadly struggle. Who will win? 

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The story of John Henry has so much to offer educators about American folklore and history. We've assembled a sampling of source material, suitable for reading, storytelling and singing. 

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From all of us at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation,  



Happy Holidays!  




Bringing the multicultural, 
 creative spirit of  
Ezra Jack Keats  
into children's lives  
and literature
The Season's Best
Let Ezra be your guide to gifts for your youngest readers! Consider these classic bedtime reads:  

* The Snowy Day, forever the perfect winter's tale

* The Little Drummer Boy, Ezra's illustrated lyrics of the immortal song

* God Is in the Mountain, Ezra's illustrated selections of wise words from the world's spiritual paths.

For more merry and bright ideas, visit our Shopping Guide

Pajama Party! 
EJK Bedtime Stories  

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