lou fancher

Image: Peter and Ezra, / you made a great team. / Together you brought a snowstorm / of your dreams.(Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson/Penguin Random House)

In 1962, an African-American boy exploring his neighborhood after a snowstorm broke the color barrier in mainstream children’s publishing. His name was Peter, and now a new book called A Poem for Peter) pays tribute to the author who dreamed him up: Ezra Jack Keats.

‘A Poem For Peter’ Recalls One Unforgettable 'Snowy Day’