Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 104 pages
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Photobiography of early twentieth-century photographer 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. "Readers will not only come to appreciate the impact of his groundbreaking work, but will also learn how one man dedicated and developed his skill and talents to bring about social reform." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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User Review  - meblack19 - LibraryThing

Kids at Work, being filled with images of children working hard for next to nothing pay, is a rather sad book. This is a great historical picture book for an American History or Civics class. The book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ian Raffaele - Goodreads

An excellent, quick read of Lewis Hine's work showcasing the horrors of child labor during the early 1900s. Ever see pictures of kids working in a textile factory? Hine took those pictures. He would ... Read full review


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Russell Freedman is the award-winning author of numerous books. His nonfiction books range in subject from the lives and behaviors of animals to people in history whose impact is still felt today. Freeedman's work has earned him several awards, including a Newbery Medal in 1994 for Lincoln: a Photobiography, a Newbery Honor each for Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery in 1994 and The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane in 1992, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal.

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