Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!
Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!
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Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!

Written by Andrea J Loney & illustrated by Keith Mallett
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$20.95
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6 - 10
Reading age
40
Page count
24
Words per page
970L
Lexile measure
Jul 24, 2017
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James Van Der Zee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade, James was the school photographer and unofficial town photographer. Eventually he outgrew his small town and moved to the exciting, fast-paced world of New York City. After being told by his boss that no one would want his or her photo taken -by a black man, - James opened his own portrait studio in Harlem. He took photographs of legendary figures of the Harlem Renaissance–politicians such as Marcus Garvey, performers including Florence Mills, Bill -Bojangles- Robinson, and Mamie Smith–and ordinary folks in the neighborhood too. Everyone wanted fancy portraits by James Van Der Zee. Winner of Lee & Low’s New Voices Award, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! tells the story of a groundbreaking artist who chronicled an important era in Harlem and showed the beauty and pride of its people.

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Book Details

ISBN
9781620142608
Publication Date
July 24, 2017
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Page Count
40
Words Per Page
24
Audience
Picture
Reading Age
6 - 10 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
2016048140
Lexile® Level
970L
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
~W
ATOS® Book Level
4.3
Accelerated Reader® Points
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz
190315
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
LG

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