Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Snowy Day and The Art of Ezra Jack Keats at The Jewish Museum

"In 1962 Ezra Jack Keats started a quiet revolution that in its own way
had as much influence as some of the decade’s louder protests."

The New York Times

The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats is the first major exhibition in this country to pay tribute to award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983), whose beloved children’s books include Whistle for Willie, Peter’s Chair, and The Snowy Day—the first modern full-color picture book to feature an African-American protagonist. Published in 1962, at the height of the civil rights movement in America, the book went on to become an inspiration for generations of readers, transforming children’s literature forever.
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