For over 20 years in NYC the Ezra Jack Keats foundation has hosted a bookmaking fair. It has been expanding and growing into other cities. The 2016-2017 school year was the inaugural competition for the city of Atlanta.
As usual, SPARK went above and beyond with our involvement . Not only did SPARK have the largest participation of any school in the city, but we had the highest number of winners. Mylo Short placed in the finalist level. Oscar Canon and Leyla Cook were the elementary winners. Both Oscar and Leyla are now paid authors. Each received recognition and a check for 500$ for winning the competition. On Saturday March 4th the students were honored at the Auburn Ave Research Library.