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Parker Looks Up
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry
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A visit to Washington, DCs National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Currys young life when she views First Lady Michelle Obamas portrait. When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sheralds transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didnt just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queenone with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girls 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 Gias 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 Sheralds portrait of Michelle Obamaand 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 onethat 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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Allierd22
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“For Parker Curry was feeling powerful and strong, and even though she hasn‘t moved...inside she was dancing”

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Allierd22
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry

I would love to use this book to discuss powerful figures in the world, and how we can inspire others to achieve their goals

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Allierd22
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Published in 2019- this book is such an adorable and colorful depiction of female empowerment in the black community. In this book the little girl is so excited about the large painting of Michelle Obama in the art museum. It is a great fictional biography about how women can empower other women to achieve their goals

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Kaylasarka
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry

“How could someone look so real and so magical all at the same time?“

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Kaylasarka
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry

My favorite thing about this book was the emotion and the illustrations were amazing!

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Kaylasarka
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry
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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment by Parker Curry and Jessica Curry published in 2019 was so adorable. It was about a young African American girl who was so excited to go the museum. What she didn't think she would find was something that amazed her that she couldn't speak. It was a portrait of Michelle Obama and she was in awe. She said it reminded her of herself and her family because of her brown skin and familiar eyes. Beautiful story!

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hmarkins
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry

“For Parker Curry was feeling powerful and strong, and even though she hadn't moved...inside she was dancing.“

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hmarkins
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry

The illustrations in this book are great! So is the figurative language.

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hmarkins
Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment | Parker Curry, Jessica Curry
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This is a good book that can teach children about role models. It's short and sweet, yet gets the point across.

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WanderingBookaneer
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Parker and her mom bring to life the story of the iconic picture that went on to captivate the former First Lady herself. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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WanderingBookaneer
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I‘ve been looking forward to this one!

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