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Here are some of the publications and shows that covered the 50th anniversary of Keats’s children’s classic.
WNBC, “Weekend Today in New York/Positively Black” (1/7/12). Executive Director Deborah Pope discusses The Snowy Day on the Saturday edition of the Today show.
The Wall Street Journal, “The Book that Broke the Color Line”(1/7/12). A salute to The Snowy Day in this book roundup.
The Washington Post, “‘The Snowy Day,’ first picture book with black child as hero, marks 50 years” (1/2/12). Noted author-illustrators Bryan Collier, Jerry Pinkney and others
discuss what The Snowy Day has meant to them.
USA Today, “4 kids classics observe 50th anniversaries” (12/14/11). A roundup of children’s books celebrating this major milestone.
Associated Press, “Jewish NYC: History, heritage, Hanukkah—and food.” A tour of New York’s Jewish heritage, including the Keats show at the Jewish Museum, ran in newspapers coast to coast throughout December.
Philadelphia Daily News, “Ezra Keats praised for ‘Snow Day’” (11/25/11). Deborah Pope talks about Keats and the cultural impact of The Snowy Day.
NY1, “Ezra Jack Keats Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘The Snowy Day’” (11/24/11). This cable TV news station interviews Deborah Pope at the Jewish Museum’s show of Ezra Jack Keats on the significance of The Snowy Day.
New York Daily News, “Ezra Jack Keats and ‘The Snowy Day’ are honored on book’s 50th anniversary” (11/13/11). A Sunday feature story with Deborah Pope at the Keats show at the Jewish Museum.
Houston Chronicle blog, “Children’s classic, The Snowy Day, turning 50” (11/7/11). “Bookish” blogger writes fondly about her childhood memories of The Snowy Day.