15 August 2009

Support the Creation of The Snowy Day Postage Stamp

The U.S. Postage Stamp Citizen's Advisory Committee, the group that decides what subjects are chosen for our country's 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 children's 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 Citizen's Advisory Committee to let them know how welcome this stamp would be to families and educators across the country.
You can add your name to the stamp petition by visiting http://ezra-jack-keats.org/petition_page/.

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