"The book is a model of scholarship and narrative history, the text offers intimate glimpses of a socially responsible and creative American life." New York Times

"Lange's story resonates with issues of gender, social policies, artistic merit and human interest. This well-constructed, sympathetic biography deserves many readers and is a must for every library." School Library Journal, Starred review

"As well as the authentic sense of Lange's work and her times, her biographer draws on letters, journals and oral history to give a strong sense of Lange's personal struggles as a child, a wife, and a mother; her lasting pain at her father's desertion; her shame about her disability after a childhood bout with polio; and her awareness as an adult that vulnerability helped her in her work. This fine photo-essay will interest adults as much as teens."  Booklist, Starred review
"Partridge's conversational tone and intimate details of the Lange household will draw readers in... She also makes vivid Lange's lasting contributions." Kirkus
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