February StoryWalk - through February 28th
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
The Snowy Day is a 1962 children's picture book by American author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. It features Peter, an African American boy, who explores his neighborhood after the season’s first snowfall. Keats’ illustrations helped pave the way for more inclusive and diverse children’s literature. Keats received the 1963 Caldecott Medal for his collage artwork, which made The Snowy Day the first picture book with an African American protagonist to win a major children’s award. The book’s reception was largely positive, although some critics pointed out subtle stereotypes, such as how Peter’s mother was portrayed. Since its publication The Snowy Day has sold millions of copies and has been translated, adapted, and honored leaving a lasting impression on generations of readers. (Wikipedia.org)
Please enjoy this selection and join us in honoring Black History Month! Come to the library for many more children's books showcasing characters, and authors of color.
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