Ezra Jack Keats
Ezra Jack Keats (1916â€“1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a childrenâ€™s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keatsâ€™ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peterâ€”the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and others.
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Books:The Snowy Day, November 1976