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The Resource Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment, by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson

Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment, by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson

Label
Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment
Title
Parker looks up
Title remainder
an extraordinary moment
Statement of responsibility
by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Curry, Parker
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3603.U779
LC item number
P3 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Curry, Jessica
  • Jackson, Bea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Curry, Parker
  • Obama, Michelle
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Museums
  • Curry, Parker
  • Obama, Michelle
  • National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment, by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1122190841
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781534451865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1122190841
Label
Parker looks up : an extraordinary moment, by Parker Curry & Jessica Curry ; illustrated by Brittany Jackson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1122190841
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
First Aladdin hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781534451865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations;
System control number
(OCoLC)1122190841

Library Locations

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