From the time she was a little girl, Dorothea Lange saw the world with her eyes and her heart. She knew, before she ever held a camera, that she was born to be a photographer, despite the fact that girls weren’t supposed to have that type of job and that polio made it difficult for her to walk. Dorothea deliberately blended into the background to take her pictures. She used her photographs to tell the stories of the people the world ignored—the homeless, the jobless, the poor. This powerful and inspiring biography tells the emotional story of Lange’s evolution as one of the founders of documentary photography, and includes a gallery of Lange’s photographs, author’s note, timeline, and bibliography.
Author: Barb Rosenstock. Barb Rosenstock'sThe Noisy Paint Box, published by Knopf, won a 2015 Caldecott Honor Medal. She lives near Chicago, Illinois. Visit barbrosenstock.com.
Illustrator: Gérard DuBois.
Publisher: Calkins Creek Press