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Postal Service Dedicates The Snowy Day Forever Stamps

9/8/2017, 6 a.m.
The U.S. Postal Service showcases Ezra Jack Keats’ most beloved story, The Snowy Day.
The Snowy Day – Peter sliding down a mountain The Snowy Day Forever Stamps are based on a children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats USPS

— The U.S. Postal Service showcases Ezra Jack Keats’ most beloved story, The Snowy Day. Written and illustrated by the celebrated children’s author, it was one of the first prominent 20th-century picture books centered on an African-American child. Each of the four new stamps in this 20-stamp booklet features a different illustration of main character Peter exploring and playing in his neighborhood while wearing his iconic red snowsuit. The images include Peter forming a snowball; sliding down a mountain of snow; making a snow angel; and leaving footprints in the snow. Art director Antonio Alcaláof Alexandria, VA, designed the stamps. The stamps may be pre-ordered in early Sept. for delivery shortly after the Oct. 4 issuance at usps.com/shop.

The Snowy Day - Peter making a snow angel.

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The Snowy Day - Peter making a snow angel.

The Snowy Day - Peter leaving footprints in the snow.

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The Snowy Day - Peter leaving footprints in the snow.