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Jacob Riis, a young man who immigrated to New York from Denmark in 1870, worked as a reporter and editor, and then he bought a newspaper. His articles about appalling conditions in tenement buildings made little impact at first. Then a new invention, flash powder, let him actually show the rooms crammed full of immigrants, and New York took notice. Historian/storyteller Alexis O’Neill packs an amazing amount of information into this exciting picture book biography. Gary Kelley’s painterly illustrations will show young readers how early cameras helped to change the world. Kids can easily follow Riis’s example, taking pictures with phones and writing stories about things they would like to change. News flash: using words and pictures together, the way Jacob Riis did, this book is perfect for school and public libraries.