Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
  • Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment
ISBN: 1534451862
EAN13: 9781534451865
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 15, 2019
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.3543307" H x 11.29921" L x 9.330709" W
Weight: 0.9369646 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

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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5
   Parker's Most Memorable Visit To The Museum
A well-illustrated book that shows Parker's visit to the Whitney Museum. Parker sees many portraits of influential Americans in our history, however nothing compares to the amazing portrait that she sees of the first lady, Michelle Obama. Mesmerized by the picture, Parkers is assured that she can do anything that she wants to do.
 
5
   Lovely Book
This is one of my 3 year olds favorite books. She had no real understanding of who Michelle Obama is, but she absolutely loves the message of having a future filled with beautiful possibilities. I was amazed at how she connected with Parker and appreciated the massage of the charter qualities needed to realize the possibilities, said Ms. Parker.
 
5
   Great read
I couldn't wait to read this to my class. Covidius struck again. I am going to read it to my new class in August.
 
2
   Arrived bent
The cover is terrible and the book arrived damaged. The box it came in looked okay and this book was the only item in the box.
 
5
   Excellent and Accessible for Kindergarten
Gave this as a gift to one of my former students, Parker, and it was my favorite thing to see her face light up! I recommend this book for anyone, but I especially love reading it to my kinder scholars and connecting it to art that they can make in the classroom. This week we made portraits inspired by Wiley but I also want to see how I can make Amy Sherald's Michelle portrait into something that my students can re-create, too! I'm thinking of a special app filter or something. This book is a great opener for an artist study or for Black History Month or before a trip to an art gallery or whenever! It was great to hear the music, said Kim Andree, executive director of music for AOL Europe.
 
5
   A story for everyone
An amazing book that must be shared with every 4-5 year old girl and boy... my teachers re-read this all the time.... beautiful illustrations to match a beautiful message... It's great to be back home, said Blair.
 
5
   Reading takes us all on journeys and learn a lot about life.
My 3yr old granddaughter loved it. The illustration is truly amazing, the writer said.
 
5
   Touching, moving, inspiring.
Simply written, but moving. What a wonderful children's book. First, she asked about Michelle Obama and then she started asking about her husband. The 5yo wanted to read it again. We aren't African American but I think it's important to see main characters of all varieties in our reading. This definitely fits the bill while sending the message to young girls that your vision of yourself is not limited to what other people think you should or can be.
 
5
   Great /Fantastic buy
The book is better than I thought. She said she purchased it for her sister's granddaughter. The book is cute and to me, it fits what Parker would do.
 
5
   Great book, Sloppy packaging
This book is beautiful, and I can use it in Sunday School. But with this damage to the paper jacket and gouge in the book itself, it can never be gifted. I have kept the box, but there is no time to return it.
 
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