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The Snowy Day

by Ezra Jack Keats


Format: Print/Braille

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Item: BC1901-SNOWDAY
January 2019 Book Club Selection
In contracted braille (UEB)
Ages 2 and up

This 1963 Caldecott Medal winner is the simple tale of a boy waking up to discover that snow has fallen during the night. The little boy celebrates the snow-draped city with a day of humble adventures — experimenting with footprints, knocking snow from a tree, creating snow angels, and trying to save a snowball for the next day. Awakening to a winter wonderland is an ageless, ever-magical experience, and one made nearly visceral by Keats's gentle tribute.

The book is notable not only for its lovely artwork and tone, but also for its importance as a trailblazer. According to Horn Book magazine, The Snowy Day was "the very first full-color picture book to feature a small black hero." It's as unique and special as a snowflake.

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