Ezra Jack Keats

The Snowy Day

originally published:



  • Caldecott(1963)
  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1962)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 3/11/1916
died: 5/6/1983
born as: Jacob Ezra Katz

Children's book author and illustrator famous for using multicultural and urban characters in his work, was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. His famous 1962 picture book The Snowy Day, won the Caldecott Medal and is a perennial favorite among young readers.