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Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment

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"This book is based on the viral photograph of African American toddler Parker Curry, who, during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery, became mesmerized by Amy Sherald's portrait of Michelle Obama, who she thought was a queen. One rainy afternoon, Parker's mother (co-author Jessica Curry) makes the suggestion that they visit the museum, little sister Ava in tow. At the museum, they see Parker's friend Gia and her mother. The three girls dance through the halls of the museum noticing horses, flowers, and feathers in the famous works of art. Just before they leave, Parker notices the portrait of Michelle Obama, stops in her tracks, and that viral photographic moment is born. Parker's thoughts about what she sees when she looks at Michelle Obama are assumed by her expressive gaze, well captured by illustrator Jackson. The reimagined images of the paintings are brilliant. In one, Einstein seems to be looking down on Parker and Gia, who laugh at his "bushy mustache," and ballerinas in "frilly white tutus" step out of the frame to join the girls as they dance down a hall. (The actual titles of the paintings are included in the backmatter.) One illustration shows a diverse group of children engaging in various activities, which invites young readers to imagine a world of possibilities for themselves, the way Parker does."--Kirkus

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  • 2 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

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Avon Free Library PIC CUR (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52113300499876
Checked out
01/27/2020
Clifton Springs Library J Pic Cur (Text)
Children's Picture Books
52115300373506
Checked out
01/24/2020
Livonia Public Library PIC CUR (Text)
Children's New
52140300578680
Checked out
02/03/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library J PIC FIC CUR (Text)
Children's New Materials
52125300872316
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library E CUR (Text)
Children's New Materials
52126300776291
Available
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Victor Farmington Library PIC CUR (Text)
Children's New Materials
52128300911795
Available
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