Remember Me
OR

 
Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America
ILLUSTRATOR
SERIES
 
AGE
Children's - Kindergarten-3rd Grade, Age 5-8 
READABILITY
4.5 
PAGES
32 p. ; 
KEYWORDS
 
$15.29
Retail $16.99

QUANTITY
In Cart: 0
Available: 18
Hardcover
ISBN 9780807530177
Make Way For Books
A magazine spread about migrant workers moved then-porter Gordon Parks to buy a camera and teach himself the craft. He sensed injustice, particularly "the unfairness of segregation" and soon learned to tell its story through the lens. His skilled shots eventually landed in major magazines, their first captures by a black photographer. An impactful way to show how the efforts of one man can give voice to those without.
Publisher Summary
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.
 
If you like this book, here are a few more suggestions
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots The Bee Tree Young Abe Lincoln: The Frontier Days, 1809-1837 Thunder Cake Listen Up!: Alexander Graham Bell's Talking Machine Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio Martha Washington Game Day Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra Between the Lines: How Ernie Barnes Went from the Football Field to the Art Gallery Aunt Isabel Tells a Good One Abraham Lincoln Lives: Poems about Famous Americans Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women's Rights (Ready-To-Read Level 3) Thomas Edison to the Rescue! Keep On!: The Story of Matthew Henson, Co-Discoverer of the North Pole A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold Mrs Mack