A Poem for Peter
Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrated by Steve Johnson & Lou Fancher
This book is a beautiful poem about the life of author, illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and how his renowned book, The Snowy Day, came to be. It was during a time when books for kids predominately featured white children. When offered the opportunity to write his own book, Keats chose an African American boy from an urban neighborhood as his main character. Hence, the Peter we know and love was born! Read more >>
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Originally posted on December 27, 2022.