February 23, 2021

A Beautifully Illustrated and Poetically Written Story About Children’s Rights Pioneer and Photographer Lewis Hine

A Beautifully Illustrated and Poetically Written Story About Children’s Rights Pioneer

 and Photographer Lewis Hine

LOS ANGELES, CA­– In the early twentieth century, Lewis Hine traveled the United States taking photos of children as young as five toiling under dangerous conditions in cotton mills, seafood canneries, farms, and coal mines. His poignant pictures attracted national attention and were vital to the passage of child labor laws. Hines once said of his work, “If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn’t need to lug a camera.”

In The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor (Getty Publications, $17.99), author Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs and illustrator Michael Garland use poetic text and evocative imagery to transform a bleak point in American history into an uplifting account of one person’s determination to change lives for the better. Hinrichs and Garland give the stories of children from long ago an immediacy that lends itself to contemporary times. The United Nations declared 2021 the “International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour,” and the battle on behalf of children’s rights, begun by pioneers such as Lewis Hine, is still ongoing. The Traveling Camera brings this story into the spotlight today, reminding us how far we’ve come and how far we have left to go.

Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs the author of Thérèse Makes a Tapestry (Getty Publications, 2016) and I Am Made of Mountains (Charlesbridge, 2022). She holds MAs in United States History and in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a middle school librarian in Maine.

Michael Garland is the New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of forty children’s picture books and illustrator for more than fifty books by other authors.


Publication Information:

The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor
by Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs, Illustrated by Michael Garland

Getty Publications

44 pages, 10 x 9 inches

HARDBACK: ISBN 9781947440067

US $17.99 / £13.99


Worldwide Publication Date: September 14, 2021

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