Eleanor Roosevelt: Human Rights Advocate (LIBRARY EDITION)

Eleanor Roosevelt: Human Rights Advocate (LIBRARY EDITION)

by Jane Vercelli

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-While this title provides a brief and fairly accurate picture of the former First Lady, its choppy organization detracts from the readability. The opening chapter introduces Roosevelt as a United Nations delegate (1948), and then backtracks to the early years of her marriage to FDR. The next chapter describes her youth; the third chapter reintroduces the Roosevelts' courtship, marriage, and children. Readers with no knowledge of the couple or their place in history will find the leapfrogging difficult to follow. Words defined in the glossary are italicized when used for the first time. Most of the black-and-white photographs enhance the text; however, the shot of Marian Anderson's historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial is little more than silhouettes and shadows. The cover illustration is identical to the one used in Karen McAuley's Eleanor Roosevelt (Chelsea, 1987); in fact, readers could easily confuse the two books. Russell Freedman's eloquent Eleanor Roosevelt (Clarion, 1993), which is geared to a slightly older audience, offers superior writing and a wealth of striking photographs.-Pat Katka, San Diego Public Library

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Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
Junior World Biographies Series
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.44(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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