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The Resource Parker Looks Up

Parker Looks Up

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Parker Looks Up
Title
Parker Looks Up
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Summary
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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  • Curry, Parker
  • Curry, Jessica
  • Jackson, Brittany
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Picture Book Fiction
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Parker Looks Up
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94995f33-67ff-4c8e-ac19-684a20ef608b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781534451872
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Parker Looks Up
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:94995f33-67ff-4c8e-ac19-684a20ef608b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781534451872
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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    • Charleston County Public Library - MainBorrow it
      68 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC, 29401, US
      32.7883294 -79.9309573
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