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Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America

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In "Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America," readers are introduced to a pivotal figure in racial justice through the lens of his groundbreaking photography. Published on February 1, 2015, this compelling narrative captures the essence of Gordon Parks, a self-taught photographer who rose from poverty to become the first black director in Hollywood. Before his cinematic achievements, Parks faced stark racism, which he combated using the power of his camera. Starting his journey with a purchased camera, he evolved from a fashion photographer to a critical observer of societal segregations. His photographs, which vividly captured the impacts of racial segregation, propelled him into a role where his art sparked social change. This book, a recipient of the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children and listed in the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, is perfect for elementary school students exploring themes of resilience and activism. Through lyrical verse and evocative illustrations, the book not only tells the story of Parks' remarkable life but also encourages young readers to consider how they, too, might use their talents to challenge injustices in their own world.
Published by Albert Whitman & Company on February 1, 2015
32 pages
ISBN: 9780807530177
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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