This 50th anniversary edition celebrates Ezra Jack Keats' 1962, Caldecott Medal-winning book The Snowy Day. An African-American boy named Peter steps outside his house one morning to find his neighborhood covered by a blanket of fresh snow.
The classic children's book by Ezra Jack Keats turns 50 this year. When it came out in 1962, it was one of the first major kids' books to feature a non-caricatured black protagonist. It became a huge hit, and was embraced by parents, teachers and children of all colors.