Migrant Mother: How a Photograph Defined the Great Depression is by Don Nardo. The Migrant Mother is the photograph that has come to represent the poverty of the Great Depression and American poverty in general. Dorothea Lange's work changed the way America looked at those in need. This short, but extremely well done, book explains the era of the Great Depression, the life and work of Lange, and the life of the woman and her family whose face came to represent an entire group of people. The other photographs in the book are a tribute to Lange and her work. A stunning work of young adult nonfiction!
Ratings: 6th grade - 10 out of 10.