She Went Viral at 2, Published a Book by 4

'Parker Looks Up,' by Parker Curry and her mom, was released Tuesday
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2019 7:04 PM CDT
She Went Viral at 2, Published a Book by 4
A screenshot of the book's cover.   (

Parker Curry was just 2 when a photo of her at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, went viral—and now she's 4, with a book credit under her belt. A stranger captured the toddler on film gazing up in awe at a portrait of Michelle Obama; after the 2018 photo made headlines, the tot went on Ellen DeGeneres' show and met Obama herself. Now, the book: Parker Looks Up, written by the little girl and her mom Jessica, was released Tuesday. The Washington Post offers an adorable sit-down with the preschooler to mark the release. Sample interview interaction: "Michelle Obama inspired me. And now I’m inspiring the world," Parker says, followed quickly by, "Guess what I’m gonna be for Halloween?" (Spoiler alert: She's going to be a cheerleader.) Read the interview in full here. (More uplifting news stories.)

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