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Eleanor Roosevelt
Winget, Mary.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Lerner Publications, 2001.
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Discusses the personal and public life of the woman who was First Lady during the difficult years between the Depression and World War II.
Reading Level:
680 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.0 3.0 47451.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 6 Quiz: 40727.
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E807.1.R48 W474 2001 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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Lerner Publications and the A&E Television Networks have teamed up to create Biography for young readers. With highly accessible text and engaging photographs, this engrossing collection offers in-depth profiles of some of the world's most interesting figures.

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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Catherine A. Welch's Frederick Douglass. Gr. 3-5. These appealing life stories from the History Maker Bios series will be handy to have around for research and reports, recreational reading, and as a supplement to social studies units. Both books are written in a conversational tone and are well organized. Welch's inspirational portrait tells of Douglass' hard years as a slave and his daring escape, as well as his later passionate speeches and work to abolish slavery. Equally inspiring is Eleanor Roosevelt's story of helping the poor and fighting for the rights of minorities, even when it wasn't in her husband's political interest. Neither book shies away from controversial topics. Welch discusses the anger many blacks felt when Douglass married a white woman after his first wife's death, and Winget touches on Eleanor's sadness and hurt when she discovers love letters written by one of her friends to her husband. A few archival photographs and several period illustrations enrich Douglass' story. Many black-and-white photographs document Roosevelt's life. A time line, multiple bibliographies, and a list of Web sites are appended. --Lauren Peterson Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

1 Eleanorp. 7
2 A Troubled Startp. 11
3 New Life at Allenswoodp. 25
4 A Proper Political Wifep. 37
5 Hitting Her Stridep. 49
6 Reluctant First Ladyp. 61
7 Darned Busyp. 77
8 After Franklinp. 93
Epiloguep. 104
Sourcesp. 106
Selected Bibliographyp. 108
Indexp. 109