SVA Alumnus Hyewon Yum Wins Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award

April 9, 2013

SVA alumnus Hyewon Yum (MFA 2006 Illustration as Visual Essay) recently received the 2013 Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for her children’s book Mom It’s My First day of Kindergarten! Based on Yum’s own experience of sending her child off to his first day of school, the book tells the tale of how a child reassures his mother that everything will be fine as he leaves for kindergarten.

Since the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award was established in 2001, six of the winners (including Yum) have been SVA alumni: Tao Nyeu (MFA 2007 Illustration as Visual Essay) in 2011 for Bunny Days; Taeeun Yoo (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay) in 2010 for Only a Witch Can Fly; Shadra Strickland (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay) in 2009 for Bird; Jonathan Bean (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay) in 2008 for The Apple Pie that Papa Baked; and Yunmee Kyong (MFA 2002 Illustration as Visual Essay) in 2006 for Silly Chicken.

For more information about the Ezra Jack Keats Awards, click here.

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