Dorothea’s Eyes fills a gap. Here, at last, is a biography of the great photographer Dorothea Lange. In her straightforward text, Rosenstock tells the story of Lange’s life. She traces how Lange’s childhood polio gave her keen empathy. We see Lange face struggles as the child of a single mother. We watch her insist that […]

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about nonfiction text structures. I love lots of nonfiction picture books with traditional story structures: following a character through her life from birth to death, or recounting an event from beginning to end. But there are lots of other text structures possible, as well. Whale Trails: Before and Now elegantly sets […]

Miss Mary Reporting is vintage Sue Macy–it’s the rollicking story of a woman breaking barriers in the world of sports. But this time, the woman isn’t an athlete but a reporter. This picture book biography tells the story of Mary Garber, one of the first and arguably the most prominent early female sportswriter. We learn about […]

I’m getting antsy for the publication date of Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost His Groceries, Changed His Plans, and Helped Cook Up the National Park Service.  But my book is on the way! It tells the true story of Tie Sing, a Chinese American chef who lived in a time of intense anti-Chinese feeling but […]