Books That Inspire 2012

The Snowy Day
Ezra Jack Keats

I love reading with my children, and reading my own childhood favorites is like reading them for the first time all over again. The very best children's books interweave story and illustrations so well that they create their own magic, drawing you in, taking you along with the characters as they explore. In The Snowy Day, Keats does exactly that, capturing simply, but wonderfully, one day in a little boy's life. The story is told in the moment as a child might experience it, not filtered through an adult's view. Seeing that such adventures are possible, why not read more?

Susannah Livingood
Assistant Director
Institutional Research & Reporting