Postal Service to Dedicate The Snowy Day Forever Stamps


September 05, 2017 



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USPS to dedicate Snowy Day Forever stamps

WHAT:

First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony for The Snowy Day Forever Stamps that are based on a children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats. The event is free and open to the public. Please share the news using the hashtag #SnowyDayStamps.  

WHO:

U.S. Postal Service Government Relations and Public Policy Acting Executive Director Roderick N. Sallay
Brooklyn Public Library President and CEO Linda E. Johnson
Award-winning children’s and young adult author Andrea Davis Pinkney
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation Executive Director Deborah Pope

WHEN:

Wed., Oct. 4 @ 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:

Brooklyn Public Library Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

BACKGROUND:

     The event is free event with limited seating. A RSVP is required to usps.com/snowyday. A confirmation will be sent via email from USPS National Events before Sept. 29, to confirm admission.

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 Alcalá of 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.

 

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