One of the primary places that we discovered the name Ezra, was from a children’s book named A Snowy Day. It was written by Ezra Jack Keats, and was a childhood favorite of Ahna’s. Well, this year it celebrates it’s 50th anniversary, and it holds a very important and special place in the world of children’s books….learn more about it in this NPR story from a few months ago:
One morning many years ago, a little boy in Brooklyn named Peter woke up to an amazing sight: fresh snow.
Peter is the hero of the classic children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats, The Snowy Day, which turns 50 this year. Peter has a red snowsuit, a stick just right for knocking snow off of trees, and a snowball in his pocket. And, though this is never mentioned in the text, Peter is African-American.