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Gordon Parks

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GORDON PARKS is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and photography, including The Learning Tree and A Choice of Weapons. He is the recipient of a plethora of honorary degrees and awards, including the National Medal of Art. He is also a film director and composer, and wrote the music and libretto for Martin, a ballet honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Learning Tree

Written by Gordon Parks


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Fawcett
On Sale: June 12, 1987
Price: $6.99

Photographer, writer, and composer, Gordon Parks has written a moving, true-to-life novel of growing up as a black man in this country in this century. Hailed by critics and readers alike, The Learning Tree tells the extraordinary journey of a family as they struggle to understand the world around them and... Read more >

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Voices in the Mirror
An Autobiography
Written by Gordon Parks


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: September 20, 2005
Price: $15.95

Alone after his mother’s death, homeless in a Minnesota winter, young Gordon struggled to stay in school, working at menial jobs and riding streetcars all night to escape the cold. Refusing to succumb to despair, he instead transformed his anger at poverty and racism into a creative force and went on... Read more >
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