Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer and schoolteacher Lewis Hine, using his own work as illustrations. Hines's photographs of children at work were so devastating that they convinced the American people that Congress must pass child labor laws.
“"I felt that I was merely changing my educational efforts from the classroom to the world. "Hine is speaking of his leaving the profession of teaching to become a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee.”Lewis Hine
“"I am sure I am right in my choice of work. My child labor photos have already set the authorities to work to see if such things can be possible. "Hine said this to his friend Frank Manny after he realized that his photographs were being seen everywhere.”Lewis Hine
Excellent nonfiction book for older children and young adults. This book would be great as a resource for a unit on the early 1900's, or the Great Depression. This book would also make a good choice for an upper elementary or middle school student who needs to read a nonfiction book for an assignment Though none of the images are violent, there are images that might bother younger children since the photographs show sad faced, dirty, and underfed children working very difficult jobs.
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