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A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney

A Poem for Peter by Andrea Davis Pinkney

On the 100th anniversary of Keats’s birth in 1916 comes the story of his life. From his early years in poverty to his time in WWII to creating the character of Peter as inspired by a series of pictures of an African American boy, the life and impact of Keats is remembered and celebrated. 50 more words

New In 2016

Michael Cart Talks about the World of James Patterson Literature

In this podcast, Infopeople’s book guy Michael Cart marvels at author James Patterson’s prodigious output, celebrates the centennial of illustrator Ezra Jack Keats and discusses the phenomenon of adult coloring books. 9 more words

Infopeople Podcasts

From Rasta to Riot: The Children’s Books of Edgar White and Dingda McCannon

In the early 1970s, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard published three children’s books by the playwright Edgar White, Sati the Rastifarian, Omar at Christmas, and… 1,126 more words

Children's Literature


This winter I helped put together a list of picture books organized around the four seasons. The books will live at an organization I’m involved with,  850 more words

Picture Books

Dr. V's Favorite Classics: The Snowy Day

The Snowy Day, Ezra Jack Keats. Viking (Penguin), 1962.

Dr. V’s take:

Friggin April, man. In the slightly paraphrased words of T.S. Eliot, it’s trifling AF. 532 more words


Cheers to Ezra and Peter of "The Snowy Day!"


100 years ago today, Jacob Ezra Katz was born in Brooklyn to a Jewish immigrant couple from Warsaw, Poland.  As his parents worried about his determination to be an artist, he had no formal training, but he learned art at the public library!  313 more words


March 11 in history

1387 Battle of Castagnaro: English condottiero Sir John Hawkwood led Padova to victory in a factional clash with Verona.

1649 The Frondeurs and the French government signed the… 544 more words