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In order from Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment to Parker Shines on: Another Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Shines on: Another Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Parker Shines on: Another Extraordinary Moment
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
picture • 40 Pages
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
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Book #1

Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

Written by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry & illustrated by Brittany Jackson
4 - 8
Reading age
40
Page count
10
Words per page
Oct 15, 2019
Publication date
Physical book
$17.99
$16.73

Summary

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

Parker Series

Published from 2019 - 2021
2 books
picture • 40 Pages
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
Physical book
$17.99$16.73
picture • 48 Pages
Parker Shines on: Another Extraordinary Moment
Hardcover
$17.99$16.73
YearTitleAuthorPages
2019Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary MomentParker Curry, Jessica Curry40
2021Parker Shines on: Another Extraordinary MomentParker Curry, Jessica Curry48

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