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Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
Contributor(s): Weatherford, Carole Boston (Author), Christoph, Jamey (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0807530174     ISBN-13: 9780807530177
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2015
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Art
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - United States - African-american
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Photography
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2014034300
Age Level: 5-8
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3
Lexile Measure: 840 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8.4" W x 10.2" (0.75 lbs) 32 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 12/22/2014
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2015
School Library Journal 02/01/2015 pg. 124
Booklist 02/01/2015 pg. 42
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 05/01/2015
Horn Book Magazine 05/01/2015 pg. 133
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2015 pg. 194 - Superior,Well Above Average
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/02/2015 pg. 47
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 180261
Reading Level: 4.0   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
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Publisher Description:

His white teacher tells her all-black class, You'll all wind up porters and waiters. What did she know? Gordon Parks is most famous for being the first black director in Hollywood. But before he made movies and wrote books, he was a poor African American looking for work. When he bought a camera, his life changed forever. He taught himself how to take pictures and before long, people noticed. His success as a fashion photographer landed him a job working for the government. In Washington DC, Gordon went looking for a subject, but what he found was segregation. He and others were treated differently because of the color of their skin. Gordon wanted to take a stand against the racism he observed. With his camera in hand, he found a way. Told through lyrical verse and atmospheric art, this is the story of how, with a single photograph, a self-taught artist got America to take notice.

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