Join award winning children’s book author Andrea Davis Pinkney for a reading of A Poem For Peter. Ms. Pinkneys’ lyrical narrative tells the inspiring story of a boy who pursued a dream, and who, in turn, inspired generations of other dreamers.
The story of The Snowy Day began with Ezra Jack Keats, born the son of struggling immigrants. Keats had artistic talent, but his father worried that his wish to become an artist was unrealistic. Ezra’s dream came true years later when he created his own book. A series of photos of an adorable African American child served as inspiration. In Keats’s hands, the boy turned into Peter, a child enjoying the snow.
This became The Snowy Day, the first mainstream book to feature an African American child. A Poem for Peter tells the story of an exuberant boy who changed the face of children’s books forever.
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.