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Eleanor Roosevelt went from being a sad, shy child to becoming an adult who reached out to people everywhere. She married Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1904. She became America's first lady while he served as president from 1932 - 1945. During the years of the Great Depression, she visited towns, cities, and farms all over the country and brought hope to millions of people. She made many speeches, had a radio program, and wrote a newspaper column. Eleanor Roosevelt called on American soldiers during World War II and served as chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights at the United Nations after her husband's death. She was an important, beloved figure of her time and is remembered as one of America's greatest women.
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David A. Adler is the author of many popular books for children, including biographies, math books, and Judaica. His strong interest in history and biography led to his bestselling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in New York State with his wife and family.
Robert Casilla is the illustrator of several titles in David A. Adler's Picture Book Biography series, with subjects that include Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Jesse Owens. He lives in Connecticut.
Kindergarten-Grade 2-- A crisply written biography enhanced by realistic watercolors. Key events are highlighted, from Roosevelt's early childhood to her role as representative to the United Nations. A list of important dates is included. The few flaws are worth noting. The sentence, "Eleanor's mother was beautiful, but Eleanor was not a pretty child," is contradicted by the illustration. The text also states, "In 1921 Franklin was stricken with polio. He couldn't walk after that." More accurately, he couldn't stand or walk unassisted (without braces, cane, or help from another person). The summary table of important dates is more about Franklin than Eleanor until 1945. And an opinion is stated as fact: "She was the most important, most loved woman of her time." Despite these problems, the book is enjoyable. Other titles that explore Roosevelt's personal and professional life in greater depth are Eleanor Roosevelt (Crowell, 1970; o.p.) by Jane Goodsell and Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady of the World (Viking, 1985) by Doris Faber. --Renee Blumenkrantz, Davis Community Lib . , Bethesda, MD
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