June 23, 2017

Love for a brown-sugar boy

A Poem for Peter: The Story of Ezra Jack Keats and the Creation of The Snowy Day
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
pictures by Lou Fancher & Steve Johnson

A joyous, loving ode to a writer who changed the world of children's literature. Keats's importance is eloquently expressed in Andrea Davis Pinkney's emotion-filled verse:

Ezra Jack Keats gave us eyes to see.
Let us celebrate the making 
of what it means to be.

He dared to open a door.
He awakened a wonderland.
He brought a world of white
suddenly alive with color.

To say more would be to spoil a truly wonderful book. 

Highly recommended.

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