Gordon Parks : how the photographer captured black and white America
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Contributors:
Christoph, James, illustrator.
Published:
Chicago, Illinois : Albert Whitman & Company, [2015].
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Rating:
5-8.
Status:
Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780807530177, 0807530174
Reading Level:
LG
Level 4, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
840

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Description
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.
Target Audience
5-8.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, C. B., & Christoph, J. (2015). Gordon Parks: how the photographer captured black and white America. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- and James, Christoph. 2015. Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, 1956- and James, Christoph, Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Weatherford, Carole Boston, and James Christoph. Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America. Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2015. Print.

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