Ezra Jack Keats Illustrator Honor

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Illustration © Ezra Jack Keats

Illustration © Ezra Jack Keats

“The Ezra Jack Keats Book Award celebrates and inspires exceptional new writers and illustrators, who are seldom recognized in the early stages of their careers,” said Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. “These new artists have created books of beauty in the spirit of Keats that portray the universal qualities of childhood, a strong and supportive family and the multicultural nature of our world.”

Evan Turk was awarded the 2015 New Illustrator Honor from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation for his work on Grandfather Gandhi.

“I am beyond thrilled to receive the Ezra Jack Keats Honor!,” said Evan Turk, “Keats was an incredible, inspiring, and boundary breaking artist and storyteller, and I am so honored to be included in his company in this way.”