Meet the Author

Martha Cooper

Portrait of Martha Cooper

Martha Cooper's photos let viewers experience different cultures. Some of them also help to explain how to do things, such as skipping rope or shooting marbles. Her photos have been used in many magazines, including Smithsonian and National Geographic.


Try creating your own photo-illustrated book! Collect photos from home, or clip photos from old magazines. Paste the photos onto plain paper, in an order that makes sense. Then write a story or an essay to tell what is going on in the photos. Fit the words of your text around the photos. Share your book with your classmates.


Photography Credit

Courtesy Martha Cooper

Other Books with Photographs by Martha Cooper

  • The Marble Book
    (written by Richie Chevat)
  • The Jump Rope Book
    (written by Elizabeth Loredo)
  • My Two Worlds
    (written by Ginger Gordon)