Take A Picture of Me, James Vanderzee!
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Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Junior Library Guild Selection NAACP Image Award Nominee, NAACPA biography of James Van Der Zee, innovative and celebrated African American photographer of the Harlem Renaissance. James VanDerZee 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.
Hardcover, 40 pages