Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

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8.2 X 10.3 X 0.5 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the author of several acclaimed poetry collections and poetic biographies, including Sugar Hill and Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration, and the NAACP Image Award. She teaches at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Jamey Christoph studied illustration at the Ringling College of Art and Design. His illustrations have appeared in a variety of major publications and in several award-winning children's books. He has also received multiple recognitions from the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts. He works out of his home in Maryland and loves a sunny day on the Eastern Shore with his two crazy dogs, Spencer and Owen.

The Society of Illustrators Original Art Exhibit 2015
2015 NAACP Image Award--Outstanding Literary Work, Children
New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2016--CBC/NCSS

STARRED REVIEW! "Christoph's spreads echo the pared narrative with a muted palette and modest styling, but their impact is powerful."--Publishers Weekly starred review

STARRED REVIEW! "Weatherford writes in the present tense with intensity, carefully choosing words that concisely evoke the man. Parks' photography gave a powerful and memorable face to racism in America; this book gives him to young readers."--Kirkus Reviews starred review

"This is a promising vehicle for introducing young children to the power of photography as an agent for social change, and it may make them aware of contemporary victims of injustice in need of an advocate with a camera."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Created with a certain elegance of line, Christoph's artwork includes many haunting, beautifully composed scenes."--Booklist

STARRED REVIEW! "This effective overview is a solid addition for those looking to beef up their biography collections." --School Library Journal starred review