This day in Jewish history / An artist who saw minority children is born
Ezra Jack Keats' landmark book 'The Snowy Day,' the first to feature a black child, changed the field of children's literature forever.
March 11, 1916, was the birthdate of American children’s book author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats. His 1962 “The Snowy Day” is considered a landmark of children’s literature for being the first book to have a black child as its central character.
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