Keats's Neighborhood

Rediscover the classic stories of Ezra Jack Keats with Keats’s Neighborhood. This treasury collects some of Keats’s most beloved stories, including the Caldecott Award-winning The Snowy Day, Goggles!, Jennie’s Hat, Apt. 3, and six others.

Keats was renowned as an innovative illustrator and author. He incorporated a variety of painting traditions and materials into his work, most notably the treated papers he used to create his vibrant backgrounds. Keats was also one of the first children’s book authors in the United States to write stories about children of color and children from poor families. Keats had a knack for capturing the wonder and challenges of being a child, which is why his stories remain as much of a pleasure to read now as they were fifty years ago.