In this historical novel, noted writer Carolyn Meyer deftly captures the daring and passionate life of photographer Margaret Bourke-White. Growing up, young Peggy White was interested in snakes and caterpillars and other unfeminine things. She intended to become a herpetologist, but while she was still in college, her interest in nature changed to a fascination with photography. As her skill with a camera grew, her focus widened from landscapes architecture to shots of factories, trains, and bridges. Her artist's eye sharpened to see patterns and harsh beauty where others saw only chaos and ugliness. Totally dedicated to her work, and driven by her ambition to succeed, Margaret Bourke-White became a well-known and sought after photographer, traveling all over the United States and Europe. She was the first female war photojournalist in World War II and the first female photographer for Life magazine, which featured one of her photographs on its very first cover. A comprehensive author's note provides additional information to round out readers' understanding of this fascinating and inspiring historical figure.
About the Author
Carolyn Meyer is the best-selling, award-winning author of sixty books for children and young adults, more than twenty of which are historical fiction. Her most recent historical novel for young adults, Diary of a Waitress, tells the story of a Harvey girl in the 1920s, and was chosen as a Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Books Best of the Best book. Carolyn lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Visit her at readcarolyn.com.