What book has been checked out of the New York Public Library (NYPL) nearly half a million times in the institution's 125-year history? The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats, the first children's picture book with an African American protagonist to win a major literary award (in this case, the Caldecott Medal)!
Read more about The Snowy Day at the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation's website. And to find out what other books made the NYPL's list (or didn't), read the NPR story, which includes an awesome photo of 1950s-era children swarming the NYPL's Bronx Traveling Library (what in my day was called the "Bookmobile").
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