Ann Parr describes herself as the
small town girl from Kansas who gets high on understanding how people make their
lives work and how they are willing to share their wisdom through story. In Gordon Parks: No Excuses, she details the career of Gordon
Parks, the first African American photographer for Life magazine, whose
career spanned over twenty years. Gordon Parks attributes his success to his
mother, who once told him he could do anything a white boy could. He took her
advice and allowed no excuses when it came to pursuing his dreams. The author
believes that there is a need to show the younger generation how no excuses and
perseverance will help them achieve their goals.
Parr has written numerous
young-adult books in the Race Car Legends, Behind the Moves, and Wild
Rides! series and is a frequent contributor to Discover the Crossroads
and Kansas! magazines. She also works with her husband as a consultant
for a training and development firm. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in
public school music education from Emporia State University and her master of
fine arts degree in writing for children from Vermont College. She lives in
Kansas and enjoys visiting with her family, gardening, and playing piano.
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