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This week we’re celebrating A POEM FOR PETER, a picture book from author Andrea Davis Pinkney that celebrates the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day, reaffirming that those who pursue their dreams can inspire generations of dreamers.
A Wide Open Window: How Ezra Jack Keats Found Peter
Explore the inside of A POEM FOR PETER to see how illustrators Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher brought the image of Peter back into our lives CLICK HERE to take a look.
All the Wonders Podcast with Andrea Davis Pinkney
Andrea Davis Pinkney, author of A POEM FOR PETER stops by the podcast to talk about her love letter to Peter, the great equalizer, and the power art can take on even when not trying to make a statement. CLICK HERE to listen.
Create An Inspiration Collage
Ezra Jack Keats was inspired by a photo of a little boy when he created THE SNOWY DAY. CLICK HERE to create your own inspirational collage.
Peter, You!: Creating an Homage
For author Andrea Davis Pinkney, it started with a swirl of words that fluttered up among the frosty white. To read about Andrea’s inspiration for her homage to THE SNOWY DAY, CLICK HERE.
Read-aloud: The Snowy Day
CLICK on the image above to launch the animated read-aloud storybook of Ezra Jack Keats’ THE SNOWY DAY, presented by the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation focuses on bringing Keats’ multicultural, creative spirit into children’s lives through literature. To learn about their important mission CLICK HERE.