The Snowy Day
No book has captured the magic and sense of possibility of the first snowfall better than this universally beloved Caldecott Award winner. It reveals a child's wonder at a new world, and the hope of capturing and keeping that wonder forever.
Ezra Jack Keats (1916-1983) was born to impoverished Polish immigrants of Jewish descent in East New York. Long before multicultural characters and themes were fashionable, he was the first American picture-book maker to give a black child a central place in children's literature. Keats illustrated over eighty-five books, and wrote and illustrated twenty-four children's classics. He established the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation in 1964.