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A poem for Peter

2016

by Andrea Davis Pinkney, Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson

The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high school he was winning prizes and scholarships. Later, jobs followed with the WPA (Works Progress Administration) and Marvel comics. But it was many years before Keats's greatest dream was realized and he had the opportunity to write and illustrate his own book. For more than two decades, Ezra had kept pinned to his wall a series of photographs of an adorable African American child. In Keats's hands, the boy morphed into Peter, a boy in a red snowsuit, out enjoying the pristine snow; the book became The Snowy Day, winner of the Caldecott Medal, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. It was also the first of many books featuring Peter and the children of his -- and Keats's -- neighborhood.

Biography Oppression & Resilience

Mitzvah pizza

2019

by Sarah Lynn Scheerger and Deborah Melmon

Missy is trying to decide what to buy during her weekly Daddy Day when she meets a new friend and learns she can buy pizza for people who cannot afford a slice. Includes facts about Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia.

Any Child Cross Group

The last place you look

2017

by J. Wallace Skelton and Justin Alves

At Passover, Bubbie Rose and Bubbie Ida Flora's tiny apartment overflows with children, grandchildren, and beloved friends. When it's time for the afikoman, they look and look, but no one can find it. Everybody searches, and they find a great many other things, but where has it gone? |cBack cover

Cross Group Incidental

Songs from the Garden of Eden

2009

by Beatrice Alemagna

"28 Jewish nursery rhymes, lullabies and songs originating from the Ashkenaze, Sephardic, and Yemenite communities. The lyrics in Hebrew, Judeo-Spanish, Yiddish and Arabic are reproduced in the original alphabets, transcribed into Roman characters and translated into English. Additional notes on the origin and cultural context of each song also included. Recipient of the prestigious Coup de coeur Charles Cros 2006 in France (originally published by Didier Jeunesse)."--Publisher's website

Beautiful Life Informational

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