USBBY Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities Colonial Dames of America Book Award ALA/Amelia Bloomer Book List NCSS Notable Trade Book Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year “An excellent beginner’s resource for biography, U.S. history, and women’s studies.” —Kirkus Reviews Here is the powerful and inspiring biography of Dorothea Lange, one of the founders of documentary photography. After a childhood bout of polio left her with a limp, all Dorothea Lange wanted to do was disappear. But her desire not to be seen helped her learn how to blend into the background and observe. With a passion for the artistic life, and in spite of her family’s disapproval, Lange pursued her dream to become a photographer and focused her lens on the previously unseen victims of the Great Depression. This poetic biography tells the emotional story of Lange’s life and includes a gallery of her photographs, an author’s note, a timeline, and a bibliography.