Who Was Eleanor Roosevelt?

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

A biography of the woman who served as First Lady for the longest time, and who was the first President's wife to speak out about important issues of the day, by writing newspapers articles and books, giving radio interviews and speeches, and teaching classes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448435091
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 1/5/2004
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 57,270
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: 620L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 7.48 (h) x 0.26 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2007

    Good book

    This is a top quality informational book about Elanor Roosevlet's events, problems, and life. Though short this book gives good information and backroung history on her. Gare Thompson does a great job writing and describing this book. He makes you fell like your actually meeting Elanor. I recommend this book to anyone in the 5-8 grade. I enjoyed it and I think you could too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2008

    Wow!

    I love this book! I learned so much about her! Thank you for making this book -Sammie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    The charecters are Eleanor and also Marten Luther king Jr.Also it is called Eleanor Roosevelt and by Gare Thompsome and by Nancy Harrison.

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