Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Baltimore City Educator Workshop Recap

On Saturday we wrapped up our second annual Baltimore City Educator workshop with Susan Stockdale and Liz Wolf. What a treat! Susan gave us a peak into her creative process which includes free association supported by tons of research! Her upcoming title, Fantastic Flowers (March 2017) is a wonderful display of flowers masquerading as ballerinas, parrots, spoons, and more.


After Susan's talk we shared a fantastic lunch provided by Classic Catering before being thoroughly wowed by our next activity. Lunch was followed by a fabulous bookmaking workshop lead by Liz Wolf. Please do contact Liz for art workshops, she is amazing!

Teachers were introduced to many new book structures and we all had a ball joining in on the fun! During the workshop, teachers learned how to make an accordian book, a concertina, and a pop up. What fun!

Book samples from Liz Wolf's workshops for kids

more books made by kids

A clapping book!!

Our professional even joined in on the fun!

At the end of the day, participants were sent home with free picture books provided by Jump In Studio and The Enoch Pratt Free LibraryAll in all, the day was phenomenal. Many thanks to our Baltimore Bookmaking team, and The Reginald F. Lewis Museum for hosting us. We'll see you again next year!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bookmaking Workshop Update

Dear teachers,
We are looking forward to seeing you this Saturday at our second annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Workshop. 

Please use our loading dock entrance (located in the museum parking lot) to access the building. This is off President St. You can park in the PMI Garage on Pratt St facing the museum and get your parking validated for $7.  The workshop is on the 4th floor.  
We look forward to seeing you!

Best wishes,
Shadra Strickland

Sunday, August 28, 2016

2016-17 EJK Baltimore Bookmaking Competition!

Welcome back everyone! As we begin a new school year in Baltimore City, I hope that you leave some room in your schedules for bookmaking! Last year was such a big success for us and we are thrilled to launch our second competition. Stay tuned for updates.

Mark your calendars for our free October 1 book making workshop at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum from 10AM to 1PM for educators. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP by September 25th to Shadra Strickland at info at shadrastrickland dot com.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Books on Parade!

This is the last week to see the entries created for the Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition on display in the Fiction and Teen Department of the Central Library at the Enoch Pratt Library, located at 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201! Thank you again for all of your hard work this year Baltimore!


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

EJK Baltimore Bookmaking Award Ceremony

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum's African American Children Book Festival, where we will celebrate our winners of the first annual Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Picture book resources

Interested in getting a jump on planning for next year's competition? Click the images to check out a few of these online classes that can help you develop your storytelling skills. You can follow the class t your own pace. Once you sign up, it's yours forever!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Omar Jimenez and Baltimore Bookmakers on WBAL!

Omar Jimenez of WBAL 11 news interviewed the elementary school winners of the EJK Baltimore Bookmaking Competition Saturday.  Liahna Rebello and Kenzi Merchant, fourth-graders at Monarch Academy in Baltimore City, shared their experience collaborating on Creepy Creatures, also present were their teacher, Ms. Erica Foote, along with parents and family.

Check out a few pics from the day below and head over to the WBAL site to see the entire interview.

Many thanks to Omar Jimenez for the interview. Stay tuned for more updates on the winners of our first annual Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition!
behind the scenes of a WBAL interview

that's a wrap!

congratulations to Kenzi and Liahna!

Friday, February 26, 2016

2016 Baltimore Bookmaking Winners

A very big CONGRATULATIONS goes out to this year's Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking winners!!! We are so proud of everyone who participated this year. Please join us in celebrating this year's winners. We hope to see you all on May 14th for our awards ceremony at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum.

 Jump In Studio, Enoch Pratt Library, and Reginald F. Lewis Museum 
announce Ezra Jack Keats Baltimore Bookmaking Competition Winners 

We are proud to announce the winners of the first annual Baltimore Bookmaking Competition sponsored by The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is partnering with Enoch Pratt Library, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Jump In Studio, Inc. and Baltimore City Public Schools. We have named one winner and one runner up in each division. 

Elementary School city-winner is: 
The Invasion of the Creatures 
by Liahna Rebello and Kenzi Merchant 
Monarch Academy 
4th grade 

Runner-up is: 
Stinky Feet by Lily Ureta and Donniya Burgess 
Arlington Elementary 
5th grade 
Middle School city-wide winner is: 
by Marc Miango 
Garret Heights Elementary School 
8th grade 

Runner up is: 
The Mysteries of the Missing Letters by Majai Moulden 
Arlington Elementary/Middle 
8th grade 
High School city-wide winner is: 
Trust Kills 
byTrey Robinson Jr. 
Pa tterson High School 
11th grade 
A True Knight’s Day
by Megan Thomspon 
Baltimore Design School 
10th grade 

The award ceremony will be held at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum on May 14, 2016, during its annual African American Children’s Book Festival. City-wide winners will receive a cash prize of $500. Supervising teachers of this year’s winners and runners up will receive a gift certificate from Penguin Random House, good for the purchase of 25 books from their catalog. School-wide winning entries will be on display at The Enoch Pratt Library in May, 2016 (dates to be announced). 
Congratulations to this year’s winners!

First Place - Elementary School
Invasion of the Creatures
Liahna Rebello & Kenzi Merchant
Monarch Academy

Invasion of the Creatures -interior

First Place - Middle School
Marc Miango
Garret Heights Elementary
Kyonom - interior

Winner - High School
Trust Kills
Trey Robinson Jr.
Patterson High

Trust Kills - interior
Runner Up - Elementary School
Stinky Feet
Lily Ureta & Donniya Burgess
Arlington Elementary

Stinky Feet - Interior
Runner Up - Middle School
The Mysteries of the Missing Letters
Majai Moulden
Arlington Elementary/Middle
The Mysteries of the Missing Letters - interior

Runner Up - High School
A True Knight's Day
Megan Thompson
Baltimore Design School

A True Knight's Day - interior

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Extended Deadline

Happy New Year book makers! The weather outside is frightful so we have decided to extend the bookmaking competition deadline for one week. Please get your entries in no later than FEBRUARY 1st. Hopefully we will have dug out form any blizzard by then!