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Author Pinkney, Andrea Davis, author.

Title 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.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, 2016.
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 95th Street Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 KEA    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 KEA    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J 921 KEA    AVAILABLE
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Description 52 pages : color illustrations ; 25 x 28 cm
Summary "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.
Audience 620L Lexile
Note 620L Lexile
Study Program Accelerated Reader LG 3.8 0.5 186502
Note Accelerated Reader LG 3.8 0.5 186502
Subject Keats, Ezra Jack -- Juvenile literature.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Snowy day -- Juvenile literature.
Authors, American -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Illustrators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Children's literature -- Authorship -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Fancher, Lou, illustrator.
Johnson, Steve, 1960- illustrator.
ISBN 9780425287682 (hardback)
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