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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.

Publication Info. New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 362.5 RIIS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile New Material  JB RIIS    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, black and white photographs ; 29 cm
Note Includes glossary, timeline, source notes, and more.
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."
Subject Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 -- Biography.
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.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914.
Tenement houses.
Photography -- New York (State) -- New York.
Children -- Housing.
Immigrants -- Housing.
Urban poor.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914. (OCoLC)fst00052670
Children -- Housing. (OCoLC)fst00854997
Immigrants -- Housing. (OCoLC)fst00967744
Photography. (OCoLC)fst01061714
Tenement houses. (OCoLC)fst01147587
Urban poor. (OCoLC)fst01162512
New York (State) -- New York. (OCoLC)fst01204333
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Picture books. (OCoLC)fst01726789
Picture books.
Added Author Kelley, Gary, 1945- illustrator.
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914, photographer.
ISBN 9781629798660 (hardcover)
1629798665 (hardcover)
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