In 2017 we featured the renowned children’s author “Ezra Jack Keats” and the theme “Relationships”. We hope you enjoy all the amazing Ezra Jack Keats inspired artwork, dubbed the “Keats Kids”, created by the students of Friends Center for Children (FCfC) that decorated the 2017 Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival (FHFS).
Who is Ezra Jack Keats?
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was a pioneer in American children’s literature. He based the lives of his multiracial characters on his childhood but added loving parents, friends and pets. He wanted no child to be an outsider. “If we could see each other exactly as the other is,” he wrote, “this would be a different world.” (Ezra Jack Keats)
For a list of books (and book characters) from this author please visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation website page: Books & Characters.
Photos of the amazing artwork (Keats Kids), created by the children or Friends Center for Children, for the 2017 Fair Haven Family Stroll & Festival: