Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

Author(s) Parker Curry Jessica Curry
Illustrator(s) Brittany Jackson
Age Group 4-8
Publisher Aladdin
ISBN 978-1534451865
Year 2019
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When Parker Curry came face-to-face with the portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she didn’t just see the First Lady of the U.S. She saw a queen—one with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty, and truth who captured this young girl’s 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 sees the possibility and promise, the hopes and dreams of herself in this powerful painting of Michelle Obama. 

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