Elizabeth Partridge
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Elizabeth Partridge is the author of seventeen books, including Boots on the Ground: America's War in Vietnam, and Marching to Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don’t You Grow Weary. She's also written biographies on Dorothea Lange, Woody Guthrie, and John Lennon.

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Growing up in a bohemian San Francisco family of photographers, I was surrounded by photographs. They were pinned up on the walls, scattered across tables, drip-drying from clotheslines strung outside darkrooms. The power and beauty of photography was laid into the matrix of my bones.

I love to uncover stories that have been hidden or lost. It’s exhilarating to plunge back in time and research someone’s life in the middle of a dynamic time of social change. I’m fascinated by personal courage – it can be the courage of a photographer, artist, or musician to bear witness and speak out, the courage of children to risk imprisonment for their beliefs, the courage of soldiers and refugees caught in devastating political struggles.

Young Adult Nonfiction

Middle Grade & Picture

Photography & Anthology