Postal Service Dedicates The Snowy Day Forever Stamps
9/8/2017, 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON 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.