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Author O'Neill, Alexis, 1949- author.
Title Jacob Riis's camera : bringing light to tenement children / Alexis O'Neill ; illustrated by Gary Kelley.
Pub Info New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]
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book jacket
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 Falmouth-Children's Room  J BIOGRAPHY 920 Riis     AVAILABLE
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Edition First edition.
Descript 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, black and white photographs ; 29 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes glossary, timeline, source notes, and bibliographical references.
Summary "Jacob Riis was familiar with poverty. He did his best to combat it in his hometown of Ribe, Denmark, and he experienced it when he immigrated to the United States in 1870. Jobs for immigrants were hard to get and keep, and Jacob often found himself penniless, sleeping on the streets or in filthy homeless shelters. When he became a journalist, Jacob couldn't stop seeing the poverty in the city around him. He began to photograph overcrowded tenement buildings and their impoverished residents, using newly developed flash powder to illuminate the constantly dark rooms to expose the unacceptable conditions. His photographs inspired the people of New York to take action. Gary Kelley's detailed illustrations perfectly accompany Alexis O'Neill's engaging text in this STEAM title for young readers." --Amazon.com.
Subject Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Tenement houses -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Social reformers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Photojournalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Photography -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Children -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Immigrants -- Housing -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Urban poor -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile literature.
Tenement houses.
Photography -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children -- Housing.
Immigrants -- Housing.
Urban poor.
Genre Picture books.
Add Author Kelley, Gary, 1945- illustrator.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914, photographer.
ISBN 9781629798660
1629798665
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