It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see! Take a journey through New York City as it might be seen by a child through a camera lens.
Shapes, colors, patterns, and people are everywhere, and things look different depending on how you look at them — and who is doing the looking. In this playful ode to photography and point of view, a poetic story posits how one young girl might capture moments of insight, community, and art in her beloved hometown, New York City. With the popularity of camera phones, photo-journaling, and photo-posting sites, this fictional exploration of photography as one young girl’s form of self-expression is guaranteed to appeal to budding photographers.
About the Author
Neela Vaswani is the co-author (with Silas House) of the middle-grade novel Same Sun Here and the author of You Have Given Me a Country and Where the Long Grass Bends. Her work has received an American Book Gold Award, an O. Henry Prize, and a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award. A teacher at Spalding University’s MFA in Writing program and founder of the Storylines Project with the New York Public Library, Neela Vaswani lives in New York City.
The city's sweeping landscapes juxtaposed with its small, pulsating minutiae pick up an easy momentum as the poetic text moves rhythmically from page to page...Vaswani's debut picture book is an elegant and playful look at perspective, photography, and a familiar (to many) cityscape. A captivating journey. —Kirkus Reviews