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A poem for Peter : the story of Ezra Jack Keats and the creation of The snowy day

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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"--
"A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day"--

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Avon Free Library PIC 921 KEA (Text)
Children's Nonfiction Picture Books
52113300423553
Checked out
09/03/2019
Clyde-Savannah Public Library J 921 Keats (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52116300684744
Available
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Lima Public Library J BIO KEATS (Text)
Children's Biography
32139000981199
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Macedon Public Library PIC PIN (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52121300557346
Available
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Naples Library J B KEATS (Text)
Children's Biographies
52124300309684
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Ontario Public Library J BIO KEATS (Text)
Children's Biography
52126300702321
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Palmyra Community Library J 92 KEATS (Text)
Children's Biography
52127300336995
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Perry Public Library j921 KEATS (Text)
Children's Biographies
52142302194086
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Sodus Community Library J BIO KEATS (Text)
Children's Biographies
52148300444787
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Victor Farmington Library J BIO KEA (Text)
Children's Nonfiction
52128300771652
Available
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