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  - caitlinsnead - LibraryThing

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. Read full 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

Contents

A Crusader with a Camera
1
Seeing Is Believing
21
Breaker Boys
47
Making a Difference
71
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About the author (1994)

RUSSELL FREEDMAN received the Newbery Medal for Lincoln: A Photobiography. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, a National Humanities Medal, the Sibert Medal, the Orbis Pictus Award, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City and travels widely to research his books.

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