Concrete Jungle Where Dreams are Made of…

(Taeeun Yoo, this year’s new illustrator and Tonya Hegamin, this year’s new author)

(Taeeun Yoo and Dr. Deborah Pope, Executive Director of the
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation)

(the crew – Paul, Lauren, Bean, me, Tae, Injoo, and Choi)

Last week I spent a few days in NY celebrating one of my best friends, Taeeun Yoo as she accepted this year’s Ezra Jack Keat’s Award. It was a grand reunion and a fabulous night! Below is Tae’s charming acceptance speech.