Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
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Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

Written by Carole Boston Weatherford & illustrated by Jamey Christoph
Published by Albert Whitman and Company
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His white teacher tells her all-black class, You’ll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed. His success as a fashion photographer landed him a job working for the government. In Washington DC, Gordon went looking for a subject, but what he found was segregation. He and others were treated differently because of the color of their skin. Gordon wanted to take a stand against the racism he observed. With his camera in hand, he found a way. Told through lyrical verse and atmospheric art, this is the story of how, with a single photograph, a self-taught artist got America to take notice.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780807530177
    Publication Date
    February 1, 2015
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    16
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014034300
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0807530174
    Lexile® Level
    AD840L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    4
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    180261
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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