Monday, January 23, 2017

Dorothea’s Eyes

The design of the dust jacket to look like the perforated edge of 35 mm film stuck out to me during this reading as I prepare to review.  Just wanted to mention.  It looks neato.  The illustration style by Gerard DuBois tends to look like wooden carved characters, it is very unique and set against plain white or just there sketched backgrounds emphasize that Dorothea saw the people during hard times.  She saw their faces and she helped us feel their emotions.  The inclusion of Dorothea’s photographs at the end of the book will help some readers identify her work, either for the first time or with a spark of recognition.  A selected bibliography and quotation sources are both included as well as a detailed timeline.

Title: Dorothea’s Eyes
Author: Barb Rosenstock
Illustrator: Gerard DuBois
Published 2016 by Calkins Creek
ISBN: 978-1-62979-208-8

This copy was received from the publisher for review.

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