Gordon Parks Wins NAACP Image Award

Gordon Parks: How the Photographer Captured Black and White America, won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Literary Work! The story, authored by Carole Boston Weatherford, is truly inspiring. Published by Albert Whitman & Company, the book tells the story of Gordon Parks, considered a pioneer as one of the first African-American filmmakers of his time. He was a prominent figure in photojournalism, documenting the civil rights movement and poverty in America.

Our very own Jamey Christoph helped bring the pages to life with his amazing illustrations. Meticulously researched, Jamey brings a warmth and depth to all of the images throughout the book. Incredibly captivating, they help tell the story and bring Carole’s words to life.

What a truly wonderful achievement for Jamey. We’re so happy for the recognition Jamey and Carole have received and the positive impact the story has had on children everywhere.

Gordon Parks Wins NAACP Image Award

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