Daily Archive: July 23, 2013

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Generation Y

Kids’ book ‘The Snowy Day’ is focus of Philly exhibit

Visitors look at books at The Snowy Day and The Art Of Ezra Jack Keats exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History, in Philadelphia. The exhibit opened July 19. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — During the height of the civil rights movement, a gentle book about a Black boy in a red snowsuit crunch-crunch-crunching through the snow broke down racial barriers and now is the subject of an upcoming exhibit. Ezra Jack Keats’ beloved 1962 book, “The Snowy Day,” is credited as the first mass-market children’s storybook to feature a Black protagonist — a preschooler named Peter joyfully exploring the snow-covered sidewalks in his New York City neighborhood.