The book that broke the color barrier —
On Friday, December 8th, State of the Arts NYC will devote a special segment to this classic book by Ezra Jack Keats. The story will be read again by WBAI’s Malika Lee Whitney. In this Caldecott Award-winning book, a small boy named Peter experiences the joy of a snowy day. First published in 1962, this now-classic book broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s publishing. The vivid and ageless illustrations and text, beloved by several generations of readers, have earned a place in the pantheon of great American children’s literature.