Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

byParker Curry, Jessica CurryIllustratorBrittany Jackson

October 15, 2019|
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry
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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**
Parker Curry is three years old, and is a full-time Pre-K 3 student. She is precocious and talkative with a love for ballet and books. She lives with her mother, father, and younger sister in Washington, DC.Jessica Curry is a New York Times published author, writer, work-at-home full-time mother to two little girls, Parker and Ava...
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Title:Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary MomentFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.4 inShipping dimensions:40 pages, 11 X 9 X 0.4 inPublished:October 15, 2019Publisher:AladdinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1534451862

ISBN - 13:9781534451865

Appropriate for ages: 4

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