Ezra’s Books

The Snowy Day

Viking, 1962

In 1963 The Snowy Day won the Caldecott and broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s book publishing by being embraced across social and ethnic boundaries. Beloved by generation after generation, The Snowy Day, with its vivid, contemporary illustrations and text, has become one of the most iconic children’s books of the last century.

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New York Public Library #1 Checked Out Book

In January of 2020, The Snowy Day was declared the most checked out book, in all categories, in the 125 year history of the New York Public Library.

NYPL Press Release

Media Coverage: National Public Radio, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and other outlets.

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US Postage Stamps

In 2017 the U.S. Postal Service issued a collection of Forever stamps featuring four images from The Snowy Day. These popular stamps are still available on the USPS website.

USPS Announcement

Media Coverage: Los Angeles Times, New York Times, National Public Radio, HuffPost, The Washington Post, and Artsy Magazine

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The Snowy Day Holiday Special

The Snowy Day Holiday Special premiered in 2016, won two Emmys (five nominations), two Kidscreen Awards and a Bristish Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nomination. Featuring Regina King, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Boyz II Men it got rave reviews.

Watch on Amazon Prime, Hulu Starz and Sling

PRNewswire Announcement

Media Coverage: Los Angeles Times, The Verge, Emmy Award List: Animation Magazine

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In the News

When The Snowy Day turned 50 and Ezra Jack Keats had his centennial the media responded with a warm embrace. We’re happy to share some of the attention and recognition these two American icons received on their anniversaries by linking you to the articles below.

Media Coverage: National Puplic Radio (Breaking Color Barriers Quietly), New York Times (Snowy Day at 50), New York Times (“Homage to Picture Book Rebel”), Washington Post, Daily News (Ezra Jack Keats and ‘The Snowy Day’ are honored on book’s 50th anniversary), Publishers Weekly (Commemorating Ezra Jack Keat’s Centennial)