Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? (Who Was... Biography Series)
Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt? by Gare Thompson, illustrated by Nancy Harrison
For a long time, the main role of First Ladies was to act as hostesses of the White House...until Eleanor Roosevelt.
Born in 1884, Eleanor was not satisfied to just be a glorified hostess for her husband, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor had a voice, and she used it to speak up against poverty and racism. She had experience and knowledge of many issues, and fought for laws to help the less fortunate. She had passion, energy, and a way of speaking that made people listen, and she used these gifts to campaign for her husband and get him elected president —four times! A fascinating historical figure in her own right, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of First Lady forever.
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The Who Was... series of biographies are an interesting way for children to learn about important people in history. The text is easy to read, detailed enough to provide insight into the person's life, and full of black and white illustrations to help children remember visually what they read.
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PBS American Experience, Eleanor Roosevelt If you would like to read even more about Eleanor Roosevelt and see pictures of her, this website is an excellent resource. It includes maps, timelines, articles, and much more!
The White House, Past First Ladies Information about Eleanor Roosevelt and her role in The White House.
Time Magazine, Leaders and Revolutionaries Stories and photos of Eleanor Roosevelt during her lifetime.
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