Monday, July 25, 2011

Migrant Mother by Don Nardo - ADVISABLE

Nardo, Don Migrant Mother: How a photograph defined the Great Depression, 60 p. Compass Point, 2011.  $34.  The iconic cover on the cover is a classic that has exemplified the story of The Great Depression for decades.  Through detailed research and masterful story-telling, Nardo not only lets us live the creation and aftermath of the photograph, but also the photographer’s life and the lives of her subjects.  And he doesn’t skimp of furthering our knowledge of The Great Depression, either.  While the volume is slim and the price is a bit high, you definitely get your money’s worth.  Not only should middle schools and high schools have this book, but anyone who teaches photography or photojournalism would love it also.  MS, HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacher

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