Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrator(s):
Jamey Christoph
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Albert Whitman & Company
ISBN:
9780807530177
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

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. 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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