Your Friend, Parker (Ready to Read: Level One)

by Parker Curry (Author) Tajae Keith (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
The New York Times bestselling team behind Parker Looks Up returns with this Level 1 Ready-to-Read celebrating friendship that stays strong even over long distances! Parker is writing to her friend, Gia, about the exciting sights she sees during her road trip across America. Even though Parker and Gia are far away from each other, they can still be best friends!

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Parker Curry
Parker Curry, six years old, is a New York Times bestselling author and dynamic young mind with a love for ballet and reading. Currently, Parker is in first grade, where she loves to explore art and new books. Precocious Parker lives with her mother, father, younger sister, and baby brother.

Jessica Curry is a New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and work-at-home mama to three children Parker, Ava, and Cash. Jessica's debut children's picture book, written with her oldest daughter, Parker, was nominated for a 2020 NAACP Image Award. The mother-daughter duo have since penned four additional children's books in hopes of inspiring others to dream big dreams. Jessica's blog, Happy Mama Happy Babies, is an authentic motherhood and lifestyle platform that shares her family's adventures, growth chronicles, and everything in between. Jessica and her family reside in Sherman Oaks, California.

Brittany Jackson (Bea for short) is a New York Times bestselling illustrator who attended the College for Creative Studies and is the grand prize winner and returned alumni of L. Ron Hubbard's Illustrator of the Future Award of 2007. Bea has worked in freelance as a character and outfit designer for various social networking and gaming platforms for more than eight years, though she is most publicly known in publishing as an illustrator.

Tajae Keith is a painter with a focus on character design currently based in Oakland, California. Inspired endlessly by rap, the heartbeat of the Black community, she explores the punk-esque nature of Blackness through dynamic shape language and expressive colors. A night owl by nature, you can find her at her desk painting under the cover of darkness with a cup of coffee close by.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781665902595
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Simon Spotlight
Publication date
January 20, 2022
Series
Ready to Read: Level One
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV011010 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - African-American
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV068000 - Juvenile Fiction | Travel
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Childhood and youth
Friendship
African Americans
Picture books
Letters
Travel
Autobiographical fiction
Curry, Parker

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