Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth (Paperback)

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By Barb Rosenstock, Gerard Dubois (Illustrator)
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"An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies." —Kirkus Reviews

Here is the powerful and inspiring biography of Dorothea Lange, activist, social reformer, and one of the founders of documentary photography.

After a childhood bout of polio left her with a limp, all Dorothea Lange wanted to do was disappear.
But her desire not to be seen helped her learn how to blend into the background and observe. With a passion for the artistic life, and in spite of her family's disapproval, Lange pursued her dream to become a photographer and focused her lens on the previously unseen victims of the Great Depression.
This poetic biography tells the emotional story of Lange's life and includes a gallery of her photographs, an author's note, a timeline, and a bibliography.

About the Author

Barb Rosenstock is the author of many picture-book biographies, including THOMAS JEFFERSON BUILDS A LIBRARY; BEN FRANKLIN'S BIG SPLASH; and THE STREAK: HOW JOE DIMAGGIO BECAME AMERICA'S HERO. Her picture book on Vasily Kandinsky, THE NOISY PAINT BOX, won the 2015 Caldecott Honor Medal.

Gérard DuBois is the illustrator of MONSIEUR MARCEAU: Actor without Words, the 2013 NCTE Orbis Pictus winner.
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Praise For…

"This brief, illustrated biography explores how the life of pioneering photojournalist Dorothea Lange influenced her art.... the mostly autumnal palette complements the text as it teaches ... tawny colors work equally well to conjure the Great Depression.... An excellent beginner's resource for biography, U.S. history, and women's studies." — Kirkus Reviews

"This biography of celebrated photographer Dorothea Lange (best known for the iconic Migrant Mother) has a clear, consistent message... Lange's photographs are unique because they depict 'people the world ignores' with both truth and love, allowing viewers to see the world with their eyes and hearts...DuBois employs a muted palette, and the striking illustrations have a faded look that complements the setting and mood....A solid introduction to one of America's most celebrated photographers." —School Library Journal

"Rosenstock lyrically describes photographer Dorothea Lange's creative development from a polio-stricken child from Hoboken to the photographer behind some of the nation's most iconic images." —Publishers Weekly

"An oversize portrait of those titular grey-green eyes introduce Dorothea's special talent at seeing details in objects and faces that others might miss....Softly outlined pastel images create spacious and simple vivid pictures..." —Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9781635925630
ISBN-10: 1635925630
Publisher: Calkins Creek
Publication Date: February 1st, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English