Remember Parker Curry, the little girl who caught the attention of Michelle Obama when she stood awestruck in front of the former first lady’s portrait? Well now she’s telling her story in a new book.
“Parker Looks Up,” in the fall. The picture of Parker, who was 2 years old at the time, staring up at painting at the National Portrait Gallery was shared widely after an onlooker posted it online last year, and Parker went on to meet and become friends with the former first lady.
“This book means so much to us and we hope that it inspires Parker’s generation and generations to come,” said Parker’s mother, Jessica Curry, in an Instagram post.
Parker believed Michelle Obama is a queen, Curry told CNN last year. Since then, the pair have developed a special friendship.
Obama shared a video of the pair having a “dance party” days after the photo was shared widely. Then, for Halloween Parker went trick-or-treating as her shero. “You nailed the look, Parker,” the first lady responded.
At a book tour event for Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” they reunited, Parker shared in an Instagram post.
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