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Parker Looks Up: an extraordinary moment

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Pub. Date:
2019
Language:
English
Accelerated Reader:
IL: LG - BL: 2.8 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 650L
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A New York Times bestseller! A visit to Washington, DC's National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait.When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn't just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl's imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book. Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia's mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama...and almost passes it. But she stops...and looks up! Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one...that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, "anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender." **FOREWORD BY ARTIST AMY SHERALD**
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9781534451872
9781534451865
Accelerated Reader:
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Level 2.8, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
AD: Adult Directed 650L
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A visit to Washington, DC's National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obama's portrait.
When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn't just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl's imagination. When a nearby museum-goer snapped a photo of a mesmerized Parker, it became an internet sensation. Inspired by this visit, Parker, and her mother, Jessica Curry, tell the story of a young girl and her family, whose trip to a museum becomes an extraordinary moment, in a moving picture book.

Parker Looks Up follows Parker, along with her baby sister and her mother, and her best friend Gia and Gia's mother, as they walk the halls of a museum, seeing paintings of everyone and everything from George Washington Carver to Frida Kahlo, exotic flowers to graceful ballerinas. Then, Parker walks by Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama...and almost passes it. But she stops...and looks up!

Parker saw the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. An everyday moment became an extraordinary one...that continues to resonate its power, inspiration, and indelible impact. Because, as Jessica Curry said, "anything is possible regardless of race, class, or gender."

**FOREWORD BY ARTIST AMY SHERALD**
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subject_facetAfrican Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Children's writings
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Juvenile fiction
Museums -- Juvenile fiction
Obama, Michelle, -- 1964- -- Portraits -- Juvenile fiction
Self-confidence -- Juvenile fiction
title_displayParker Looks Up An Extraordinary Moment
title_fullParker Looks Up An Extraordinary Moment
Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment / by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson
title_shortParker Looks Up
title_suban extraordinary moment
topic_facetAfrican Americans
Children's writings
Identity (Philosophical concept)
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Museums
Obama, Michelle
Picture Book Fiction
Portraits
Self-confidence