Through her breathtaking photographs, Margaret Bourke-White showed Americans the beauty of industry and its machinery in the 1920s, documented poverty and suffering during the Great Depression in the 1930s, and brought home the war in the 1940s. This captivating biography describes how her upbringing led her to become an intrepid and daring photographer. Jennifer Hagerman's illustrations capture Margaret's liveliness and strength for newly independent readers.
About the Author
Catherine A. Welch is an award-winning author with more than 20 books to her credit and is a writing instructor with the Institute of Children's Literature. Elementary teachers have found her two short historical fiction books especially useful in the classroom. A teaching strategy for her book, Clouds of Terror, an NCSS/CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, appeared in Instructor (October 1995). A four-day lesson plan for Danger at the Breaker, her book praised by School Library Journal and Booklist, appears at teachers.net. While many of her works are biographies and history books, her writing credits include several science books. She has degrees in biology and biochemistry, and enjoys giving writing workshops to children and teachers.