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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Girl finds role model who looks like her in inspiring tale.

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This simple story of a little girl being wowed by a portrait in a museum takes on extra meaning as her revelation that someone who looks like her could be a famous, glamorous, important person. Seeing little Parker make that connection is thrilling, and shows the power of representation. Like the expression says, "If you can see it, you can be it." As the first African American First Lady, Michelle Obama was an inspiration to Black girls everywhere, and this book shows the moment a youngster discovered her through art. Brittany Jackson's final illustration and a photo on the back cover show Parker wearing a kid-size version of the dress Obama is wearing in the painting, a cute embodiment of her new role model's style.

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