Parker Looks Up

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When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald’s transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait Gallery, she did not just see the First Lady of the United States. She saw a queen: a woman with dynamic self-assurance, regality, beauty and truth. 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. Available in the NPG gift shop.