The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats (Jewish Museum)
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"Thank you for having this book. I learned so" according to Abbey Williams. Thank you for having this book. I learned so much about Ezra Jack Keats. I feel this should be used in high school as well as college!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In The Snowy Day and subsequent books, Keats's awareness of the city, its daily hum, and the role of its children are deeply felt and delicately rendered in words and bright collages and paintings. He made a prominent place for characters and places that had not been represented in children's books, saying about Peter, "My book would have him there simply because he should have been there all along."Coinciding with The Snowy Day's 50th anniversary, the current publication features more than 75 illustrations alongside essays by Claudia Nahson and Maurice Berger, who discuss Keats's Jewish background, his advocacy of civil rights, his inventive art, and his wide-ranging influence.. The book was a runaway success, capturing the Caldecott Medal and selling more than two million copies. In 1962, Ezra Jack Keats's picture book The Snowy Day introduced readers to young Peter, the first African American protagonist in a full-color children's book, who traipsed alone through the snowy, wondrous sidewalks of New York City
"a rare opportunity to see the inspiring body of work Keats created and the groundbreaking role he played in breaking down racial prejudice and stereotypes in children's literature."—Penny Schwartz, The American Jewish World