For author Andrea Davis Pinkney, it started with a swirl of words that fluttered up among the frosty white, while she flapped her “arm-wings” to make a snow angel.
You remember Peter. You probably grew up with him, whether you are eight or eight times eight. That’s because Peter is a hero, collaged from words and hope and universal experiences. Painted and presented by a man who knew the same.
This, then, is a look at Peter’s roots, how he came onto the page, and who the man was that really truly saw him.
Ezra Jack Keats was inspired by a photo of a little boy when he created The Snowy Day. Today we will be making our own collages based on the people, places, and things in our lives that inspire us the most.
Andrea Davis Pinkney, author most recently of A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day, 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.