The intriguing story of Eleanor Roosevelt traces the life of the former First Lady from her early childhood through the tumultuous years in the White House to her active role in the founding of the United Nations after World War II. A Newberry Honor Book.
About the Author
Russell Freedman received the Newbery Medal for LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY. He is also the recipient of three Newbery Honors, the Sibert Medal, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, and was selected to give the 2006 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. Mr. Freedman lives in New York City.
What People are Saying About This
"Freedman has created a sensitive biography of Eleanor Rooseveltcertainly sympathetic but not overly adulatory; it captures her spirit. The beautifully crafted text flows smoothly and is accompanied by over one hundred black-and-white photographs portraying Roosevelt at every age. Young readers will find inspiration, hope, and guidance in the life of the outstanding woman. Bib., ind."Copyright © 1994 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
"Freedman at his best: a splendid achievement." Kirkus Reviews with Pointers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I thought this book was fabulous. Eleanor Roosevelt was a wonderful subject to study! This book gave me confidence and persuaded me to try new things!
This biography about Eleanor Roosevelt was written in an inspiring format. I could picture in my head all the events listed withiin the covers of this book. She had a hard life dealing with the everyday battle of being a policitions wife. She had a hard road ahead of her, but drove with dignity and perserverance.This book would be great to support the classroom teacher when the US history is being taught.A scavenger hunt would be great to help the students work with a non-fiction book.
My favorite character in this book is Eleanor because she helped with the needy and poor.