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Who: Children’s book author Ezra Jack Keats

What: The classic children’s book, The Snowy Day. Using simple and colorful flat illustrations, Ezra Jack Keats illustrates the playful imagination of a young African American child as the first fallen snow is laid before him. Wearing the cutest red snowsuit, Keats’ sweet character, Peter, is imbued with all the innocent fun of childhood by doing everything from making a snow angel to packing snowballs.

Why: What better story to celebrate the winter season and induce nostalgia for childhood wonder than this classic book? The Snowy Day is as much a part of the Christmas season as books like The Polar Express and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. It’s the perfect stocking stuffer for that special little one in your life, or even yourself. And if you’re curious about what happens to the character Peter, Ezra Jack Keats also wrote six follow-up books that chronicle Peter’s growth into pre-adolescence.

Rating: 5 stars

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