Dorothea Lange

Overview

At seventeen, Dorothea Lange knew she would be a photographer—even though she had never taken a picture. She had grown up observing the life of the poor people in the street with an artist's keen eye. As a young photographer, Dorothea focused that eye on the hungry and homeless people of the Great Depression. She traveled across the country, documenting their struggles. Today her pictured are treasured not only as works of art, but as testaments to human strength.

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Overview

At seventeen, Dorothea Lange knew she would be a photographer—even though she had never taken a picture. She had grown up observing the life of the poor people in the street with an artist's keen eye. As a young photographer, Dorothea focused that eye on the hungry and homeless people of the Great Depression. She traveled across the country, documenting their struggles. Today her pictured are treasured not only as works of art, but as testaments to human strength.

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What People Are Saying

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An ALA Booklist Editor’s Choice
 

• “A striking, humance portrait…. Diamond’s perceptive black-and-white drawings blend well with reproductions of Lange’s photographs.”
Booklist, starred review
"Meltzer writes as accessibly to younger children as he does to advanced readers of his distinguished nonfiction. The story is outstanding,"
Publishers Weekly
“Lange's work defines an era of destitution and drought, and still resonates even now. This is the perfect introduction to one of the world's greatest photojournalists.”
Practical Photography
“Lange was the first woman to be awarded the Guggenheim Photography Fellowship and this book showcases her most famous work, an arresting 55-picture, chronologically ordered documentation of the lives of migrant workers during the Great Depression.”
The Independent
"Meltzer has an intuitive eye for the illuminating image, event, moment. . . . He respects his readers, whatever their age."—The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780147515674
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 6/2/2015
  • Series: Women of Our Time Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Milton Meltzer (1915–2009) was an American historian and author best known for his American history nonfiction books. Since the 1950s, he was a leading author of history books in the children's and young adult literature genres. He won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for his career contribution to American children's literature in 2001.

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