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									Ezra Jack KeatsEzra Jack Keats
Admired as much for his inventive, colorful illustrations as his simple, earnest stories, Ezra Jack Keats literally changed the face of children’s literature by introducing African-American characters into a mostly white genre. His gentle, big-hearted books have been loved by generations of children of all races.

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Ezra Jack Keats
Also Known As:
Jacob Ezra Katz (birth name)
Date of Birth:
March 11, 1916
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Date of Death:
May 6, 1983
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City
Caldecott Medal, The Snowy Day, 1963; Caldecott Honor Medal, Goggles!, 1970; Library of Congress' Book of the Year, In a Spring Garden, 1965

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								The Snowy Day, Author: 
								Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator).

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The Snowy Day
by Ezra Jack Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
The first book that Keats both wrote and illustrated, this Caldecott winner introduces us to Peter and his adventures, and captures the wonder and beauty a snowy day can bring to a small child.

*  More Caldecott winners
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								Goggles!, Author: 
								Ezra Jack Keats.
*  My Dog Is Lost! (1960)
*  John Henry: An American Legend (1965)
*  Peter's Chair (1967)
*  Goggles! (1969)
*  The Trip (1978)
*  Maggie and the Pirate (1979)

*  See the Ezra Jack Keats chronology

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Book Cover Image. Title: 
								Peter's Chair, Author: 
								Ezra Jack Keats.

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Peter's Chair
by Ezra Jack Keats
First introduced in The Snowy Day, Peter appeared in seven Keats books over the years, including Peter's Chair, consistently one of the most popular Keats titles.

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								Ezra Jack Keats: A Biography with Illustrations, Author: 
								Dean Engel, Florence B.  Freedman, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator).

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Ezra Jack Keats: A Biography with Illustrations
by Dean Engel, Florence B. Freedman, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)
Based on the author's conversations with Keats and on Keats's autobiographical writings, this illustrated biography is a great introduction to the artist and writer for adults and kids alike.

*Ezra Jack Keats: Artist and Picture-Book Maker  by Brian Alderson, Ezra Jack. Keats, Ezra Jack Keats (Illustrator)