“The Snowy Day” is a classic of children’s literature by Ezra Jack Keats (born Jacob Ezra Katz) whose low-key, loving portrayal of Peter, a young black child playing in the snow, was a pioneer of diverse kid’s lit —not to mention a really lovely book worth treasuring.
Now the U.S, Postal Service is issuing a set of stamps commemorating the book, featuring Peter in his iconic winter wonderland and red snowsuit. You can pre-order them now; they’re released in October.
Sarah M. Seltzer
Sarah Seltzer, former editor for Kveller, is a writer and editor in New York City. She is a journalist covering culture, activism and gender, most recently as Deputy Editor at culture website Flavorwire.com. Her print and online work has appeared in publications including Poets & Writers, The Forward, Lilith, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, Salon, The Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Refinery29, The Toast, Rolling Stone, and many more. She is a graduate of Harvard University, where she edited The Crimson’s weekend magazine, as well as the MFA in writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her first baby, Mikey, is growing up way too fast and she can objectively report that he is very cute. You can follow her at @sarahmseltzer and reach her at email@example.com.