Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

by Jonatha A. Brown
     
 

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Eleanor Roosevelt a was the product of one of the most wealthy and prestigious political families and the wife of perhaps the most popular and admired president in U.S. history. And yet she moved beyond the world of comfortable political gatherings to stake her own claim as a world-scale humanitarian and advocate for peace, human rights, and social justice.

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Eleanor Roosevelt a was the product of one of the most wealthy and prestigious political families and the wife of perhaps the most popular and admired president in U.S. history. And yet she moved beyond the world of comfortable political gatherings to stake her own claim as a world-scale humanitarian and advocate for peace, human rights, and social justice.

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Gr 2-4-All four clearly written accounts introduce important 20th-century people to beginning readers. Each book is a simplified version of text taken from "Trailblazers of the Modern World" (World Almanac Library), written for middle school students. Some of the photographs seem irrelevant or poorly captioned. In the first book, the caption for a photograph of Earhart seated at a desk holding a piece of paper explains that Amelia tried new things as she grew up. (What new things?) In Roosevelt, a photograph of Golda Meir giving Roosevelt an award has no accompanying explanation of the reason for the award. In King, an undated photograph of a black family sitting in a field is placed adjacent to text explaining Dr. King's summer jobs. (What relationship do these people have with him?) The suggestions for more information include well-chosen books and Web sites. However, libraries should reserve their funds for better choices.-Rebecca Sheridan, Easttown Library & Information Center, Berwyn, PA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836852394
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Trailblazers of the Modern World Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 Years

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