TAKE A PICTURE OF ME, JAMES VAN DER ZEE!

ISBN: 9781620142608
$19.95
$19.95

James Van Der Zee was just a young boy when he saved enough money to buy his first camera. He took photos of his family, classmates, and anyone who would sit still for a portrait. By the fifth grade, James was the school photographer and unofficial town photographer. Eventually he outgrew his small town and moved to the exciting, fast-paced world of New York City. After being told by his boss that no one would want his or her photo taken -by a black man, - James opened his own portrait studio in Harlem. He took photographs of legendary figures of the Harlem Renaissance--politicians such as Marcus Garvey, performers including Florence Mills, Bill -Bojangles- Robinson, and Mamie Smith--and ordinary folks in the neighborhood too. Everyone wanted fancy portraits by James Van Der Zee. Winner of Lee & Low's New Voices Award, Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! tells the story of a groundbreaking artist who chronicled an important era in Harlem and showed the beauty and pride of its people.

Product details

  • Publisher : Lee & Low Books (July 24, 2017)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 40 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1620142600
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1620142608
  • Reading age : 7 - 11 years
  • Lexile measure : 970L
  • Grade level : 2 - 3
  • Item Weight : 1.05 pounds
  • Dimensions : 8.9 x 0.5 x 10.6 inches
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