Help put THE SNOWY DAY on a stamp!

27 10 2008

My thanks to my colleague Alison Morris, one of the buyers at the marvelous Wellesley Booksmith and blogger at Publishers Weekly’s ShelfTalker, for passing this press release to me.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                October 27, 2008

For further information:  718-965-1266

 

 

CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SNOWY DAY

BY EZRA JACK KEATS

HELP CREATE A COMMEMORATIVE POSTAGE STAMP

 

          The U.S. Postage Stamp Citizenʼs Advisory Committee, the group that decides what subjects are chosen for our countryʼs commemorative postage stamps, is considering celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the publishing of THE SNOWY DAY by Ezra Jack Keats.  This book is not just an American classic beloved by generations of children and parents around the world; it is also the book that broke the color barrier in mainstream American childrenʼs book publishing. 

It takes three years for the subject of a postage stamp to be considered, accepted and developed.  The fiftieth anniversary of THE SNOWY DAY is in 2012.  Help us gather signatures to send to the Citizenʼs Advisory Committee to let them know how welcome this stamp would be to families and educators across the country.  Help us show the world that Ezraʼs character Peter, playing in the snow, a character they recognize and treasure, is as valued here as it is abroad.

            To support the creation of THE SNOWY DAY 50th Anniversary Commemorative Stamp visit the website of the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation (www.ezra-jack- keats.org) and add your name to the Support the Stamp list.  Tell your friends, your students, your teachers and your parents to add their names to our petition. Names will not be used for any other reason than for THE SNOWY DAY Stamp Petition, nor will they be shared or sold to any other entity.  Help make 2012 a celebration of American children in all their diversity!

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