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Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee!
by Andrea Loney and Keith Mallett


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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More About Take a Picture of Me, James Van Der Zee! by Andrea Loney; Keith Mallett
 
 
 
Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781620142608
  • ISBN-10: 1620142600
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books
  • Publish Date: June 2017
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-9
  • Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Art
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - United States - African-American
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Photography

 
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