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In 1962, The Snowy Day was revolutionary, ushering in an era of cultural and artistic change in children’s books still apparent today. Its vibrant colors, cut-paper collages and graphic style brilliantly convey the sensations felt by young children. That Peter, the central character, was African-American and living in a crowded city offered an experience that was new to children’s books, yet familiar to any child who has ever played in the snow. Ezra Jack Keats had a way of seeing through a child’s eyes, enchanting readers the world over with a gentle tale as fresh today as it was more than 50 years ago.
A favorite book…a beatbox read-aloud…an exhilarating game…and a host of Snowy Day activities. Sounds like fun! ► Read more
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The 50th anniversary of The Snowy Day was celebrated around the U.S. and abroad, with concerts, and festivals. Read More
The Snowy Day at 50 made headlines, as major media outlets reported on Ezra’s enduring impact and influence. Read more