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A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day / Andrea Davis Pinkney ; pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson

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Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.
Publication Info.
New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, 2016.

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"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his -- and Keats's -- neighborhood. Andrea Davis Pinkney's lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers"-- Provided by publisher.
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"-- Provided by publisher.
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Keats, Ezra Jack -- Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography.
Children's literature -- Authorship.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Literary.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Books & Libraries.
JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Social Issues -- Prejudice & Racism.
Keats, Ezra Jack. (OCoLC)fst00049255
Snowy day (Keats, Ezra Jack) (OCoLC)fst01374609
Authors, American. (OCoLC)fst00821764
Children's literature -- Authorship. (OCoLC)fst00855803
Illustrators. (OCoLC)fst00967426
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Downloadable e-Books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author
Johnson, Steve, 1960- illustrator.
Fancher, Lou, illustrator.
9780425287705 (electronic bk.)
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