Ezra J Keats

Ezra J Keats

The Snowy Day, written by Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983), won the Caldecott Award in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to depict a realistic, multi-cultural urban milieu. The Snowy Day has become a children's classic as well as one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated since its first release. Peter, the star of The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, Peter's Chair, A Letter to Amy, Goggles, and other works by Ezra Jack Keats, lives on in the popularity of his most renowned figure. Go to www.ezra-jack-keats.org to learn more about the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.