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Title:
The story of Eleanor Roosevelt
Author:
Koestler-Grack, Rachel A., 1973-
Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea Clubhouse, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Summary:
Chronicles the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, from her privileged childhood, to her accomplishments as First Lady of the United States, to her work with the United Nations.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.6 1.0 75793.
ISBN:
9780791073131
Format :
Book

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Eleanor Roosevelt was a very popular First Lady. Known for her public speaking and writing, Roosevelt later became a representative to the United Nations.


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Rachel A.oestler-Grack's The Story of Clara Barton0 . Gr. 4-7. Women's history is very much the center in these titles in the Breakthrough Biographies series, which blend personal story with politics and history. The Barton volume begins with a dramatic double-page spread about her work on the Civil War battlefield, then goes back to her childhood and early years as a teacher, before turning to her war work and breakthrough achievement in founding the American Red Cross. Roosevelt's biography begins with her role in creating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then backtracks to the story of the awkward little girl who grew up to be not only first lady but also a powerful international politician and columnist in her own right. The boldface used for terms explained in the glossary seems obtrusive, but otherwise the style and design are just right for middle-graders. The type is spacious, illustrations appear on every page, and a chronology, a list of exciting facts, and a short bibliography, including Web sites, round out each volume. Both books will stimulate readers to find out more about the women and their times. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2004 Booklist


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Eleanor Roosevelt was a very popular First Lady. Known for her public speaking and writing, Roosevelt later became a representative to the United Nations. Excerpted from The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt by Rachel A. Koestler-Grack All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.